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Construction Status for Northern Ocean County Project

BEACHFILL OPERATIONS

Location: Mantoloking North

  • Date: 12/13/2018
  • Status: ACTIVE
  • Hopper Dredge BE Lindholm currently conducting dredging and beachfill operations
  • Beach access closures: Lyman, Carrigan Pl

Location: Toms River North

  • Date: 12/13/2018
  • Status: ACTIVE
  • Hopper Dredge Magdalen currently conducting dredging and beachfill operations
  • Beach access closures: Kittiwake Ave and 4 unnamed crossovers

Location: Seaside Heights

  • Date: 12/13/2018
  • Status: ACTIVE
  • Additional info: Pipeline Dredge Ellefsen is conducting dredging and beachfill operations
  • Beach access closures: Hiering, 1 Unnamed Crossover

Location: Seaside Park

  • Date: 12/13/2018
  • Status: STANDBY
  • Additional info: Site is currently out of service until further notice
  • Beach access closures: none
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.
Ortley Beach Before and After
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 community of Mantoloking, N.J. was breached during Hurricane Sandy. In 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the dune and berm system in the same location as part of the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project. The project is a joint effort with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Weeks Marine Inc. is the contractor.
Mantoloking Before and After
The community of Mantoloking, N.J. was breached during Hurricane Sandy. In 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed the dune and berm system in the same location as part of the Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management project. The project is a joint effort with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Weeks Marine Inc. is the contractor.
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.
Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management Project
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.
Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management Project
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.
Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management Project
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.
Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management Project
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.
Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management Project
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.
Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet Coastal Storm Risk Management Project
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) awarded a contract to Weeks Marine Inc. to construct the Northern Ocean County dune and berm system. The project is a partnership between USACE and the state of New Jersey. Once the construction is completed, the project is designed to reduce damages to physical infrastructure from the future coastal storms that will impact Northern Ocean County. 

Construction Schedule

USACE's contractor Weeks Marine Inc. will be using multiple dredges to complete the beachfill contract. Three hopper dredges (R.N. WeeksB.E. Lindholm and Magdalen) are expected to be used during construction. Hopper dredges function like a ship as they transit back and forth between a sand borrow site and pump out buoy near the shoreline. Weeks Marine will also be using two pipeline cutter head dredges (EW Ellefsen and C.R. McCaskill), which function more like a stationary barge and continuously pump sand from a sand borrow site through a pipeline and onto the beach. The type of dredge used for each community depends on the distance from the sand borrow site to the shoreline. 

- Schedule Updated: Nov. 26, 2018 (check the map to the right to clarify the different sections of the project)

- Note - the schedule is an estimate. Construction could begin sooner or later than the dates listed below based on weather, equipment issues and overall progress. 

 *Mantoloking Northern Area - stretches from Sta. 207 (approx. 2000 ft. north of Herbert St.) to Sta. 162 (municipal boundary with Bay Head).

Dredging Equipment

Community

Hopper Dredge
Magdalen

Toms River North– construction began in October of 2018 and is estimated to last through December of 2018.  The pipe landing was made between East Pompano Way and E Sandpiper Way. Work will first proceed North, then flip and pump South.

Bay Head– construction follows Toms River North. Current construction estimate is January to May. The plan is to make the pipe landing near Mount Street and first pump North, then flip and pump South.

Hopper Dredges
R.N. Weeks and
B.E. Lindholm
(typically work in tandem on same line)

Mantoloking– beachfill operations completed in base contract area.

Brick Township– beachfill operations completed on Aug. 16, 2018. 

Mantoloking Northern Area*construction is ongoing and is expected to last through mid December of 2018. The pipe landing was made near Lyman Street with work first proceeding south and then flipping and pumping north. 

Lavallette– construction follows Mantoloking option areas. Current construction estimate is mid December through late April. The plan is to make the pipe landing near Magee Avenue and first pump North, then flip and pump South.

Point Pleasant Beach - construction follows Lavallette. Current construction estimate is end of April to end of May. The plan is to make the pipe landing at Elizabeth and Carter Avenues and first pump to the South then flip and pump North. Work to extend the Sea Avenue ocean outfall will be ongoing from June to late November/early December. Access via Maryland Ave will be modified to allow limited equipment access. Pedestrian access will be maintained. Point Beaches are open except within fenced construction area.

Pipeline Dredge
EW Ellefsen

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

Seaside Heights– construction began on Nov. 11. Current construction estimated to last through early February. The pipe landing was made at Hiering Ave. Work will proceed south. 

Pipeline Dredge
CR McCaskill

Seaside Park– construction began on Aug. 9 and is estimated to last through early February. The initial pipe landing was made near 5th Ave with work first proceeding north and then flipping and pumping south. 

Berkeley Township– construction follows Seaside Park. Current construction estimate is early February to early March. 

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.

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