US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

Hurricane Sandy breached the Barnegat Peninsula in October of 2012. In 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the dune and berm system in the same location. Work is designed to reduce the risk of damages from future coastal storms.
During Hurricane Sandy, Ortley Beach in Toms River Township was devastated. In 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and its contractor built a protective dune and berm in the community as part of the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project. Work is designed to reduce the risk of coastal storm damages to infrastructure.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is managing the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project in partnership with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and contractor Weeks Marine. The project, once fully completed, will cover approximately 14 miles of coastline along the Barnegat Peninsula and will reduce the risk of storm damages for the communities of Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brick Township, Toms River Township, Lavallette, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley Township. More than 11 million cubic yards of sand will be dredged from approved borrow areas and pumped through a series of pipes onto the beaches of the municipalities.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is managing the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project in partnership with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and contractor Weeks Marine. The project, once fully completed, will cover approximately 14 miles of coastline along the Barnegat Peninsula and will reduce the risk of storm damages for the communities of Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brick Township, Toms River Township, Lavallette, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley Township. More than 11 million cubic yards of sand will be dredged from approved borrow areas and pumped through a series of pipes onto the beaches of the municipalities.
A technician conducts a survey as part of the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project, a joint effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Weeks Marine is the prime contractor. The project, once fully completed, will cover approximately 14 miles of coastline along the Barnegat Peninsula and will reduce the risk of storm damages for the communities of Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brick Township, Toms River Township, Lavallette, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley Township. More than 11 million cubic yards of sand will be dredged from approved borrow areas and pumped through a series of pipes onto the beaches of the municipalities.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is managing the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project in partnership with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and contractor Weeks Marine. The project, once fully completed, will cover approximately 14 miles of coastline along the Barnegat Peninsula and will reduce the risk of storm damages for the communities of Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brick Township, Toms River Township, Lavallette, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley Township. More than 11 million cubic yards of sand will be dredged from approved borrow areas and pumped through a series of pipes onto the beaches of the municipalities.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District is managing the construction of a new extended ocean outfall pipe in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey as part of the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project. Work involves the installation of a temporary steel sheet pile cofferdam and causeway so contractors can work in dry conditions. Cast in place concrete bents are poured on steel pipe piles to serve as a foundation for the 60" reinforced concrete and steel cylinder outfall pipe. Completion is currently estimated in late December. Ocean County, New Jersey owns and operates the existing outfall pipe and is funding this aspect of the project. Agate Construction Co., Inc. serves as the subcontractor to Weeks Marine Inc and is completing the construction of the outfall pipe.
The Dredge RN Weeks, owned and operated by Weeks Marine, conducts dredging and beachfill operations as part of the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District is managing the project in partnership with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and contractor Weeks Marine. The project, once fully completed, will cover approximately 14 miles of coastline along the Barnegat Peninsula and will reduce the risk of storm damages for the communities of Point Pleasant Beach, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Brick Township, Toms River Township, Lavallette, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, and Berkeley Township. More than 11 million cubic yards of sand will be dredged from approved borrow areas and pumped through a series of pipes onto the beaches of the municipalities.

Northern Ocean County Coastal Storm Risk Management

Project Status

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and its contractor Weeks Marine Inc. completed sand placement for the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet (Northern Ocean County) Coastal Storm Risk Management Project on July 21, 2019. Minor work on sand fencing and dune crossovers will continue for part of the summer and dune grass planting will resume in certain sections in late/early winter. The project is a partnership between USACE and the state of New Jersey.  The project is designed to reduce damages to physical infrastructure from the future coastal storms that will impact Northern Ocean County, New Jersey.

Sand Placement Completion Dates

 Mantoloking– sand placement operations completed in base contract area.

 Brick Township– sand placement operations completed on Aug. 16, 2018.

 Toms River South (Ortley Beach) – sand placement operations completed on Nov. 11, 2018. 

 Mantoloking Northern Area – sand placement operations completed on Dec. 24, 2018. 

 Toms River North – sand placement operations completed on Dec. 29, 2018.

 Seaside Heights – sand placement operations completed on Jan. 13, 2019. 

 Seaside Park – sand placement operations completed on Jan. 23, 2019.  

 Berkeley Township – sand placement operations were completed on Feb. 5, 2019. 

 Lavallette - sand placement operations completed on April 8, 2019.

 Bay Head - sand placement operations completed on June 28, 2019. 

 Point Pleasant Beach - sand placement operations completed on July 21, 2019. 

 

Project Background

The Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet (also known as "Northern Ocean County" project) Coastal Storm Risk Management project is the result of a 2002 feasibility study that investigated flood and coastal storm damage effects between the two inlets. The study involved extensive engineering, environmental, and economic analyses and recommended the construction of a dune and berm system with the intent of reducing impacts from coastal erosion and storms. The plan calls for beachfill construction along the oceanfront between Point Pleasant, New Jersey and the northern boundary of the Island Beach State Park utilizing sand from an offshore borrow source and periodic nourishment for a period of 50 years. The project includes the following municipalities: Point Pleasant Beach; Bay Head; Mantoloking; Brick Township; Toms River Township; Lavallette; Seaside Heights; Seaside Park; and Berkeley Township. Congress authorized the project as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007.