CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: NJ-2
APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Construction, General (Continuing Construction, Periodic Nourishment)
BUSINESS PROGRAM: Flood and Coastal Storm Damage Reduction (with Mitigation of Federal Navigation Project)
AUTHORITY: Rivers and Harbor Act of 1907 (PL 168,) and the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 (PL 99-662).
LOCATION: The project is located on the Atlantic coast of New Jersey, extending from the southwest jetty of Cape May Inlet to 3rd Ave. in Cape May City. It includes the communities of the City of Cape May and Lower Township, and the US Coast Guard Training Center, all located in Cape May County.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project provides flood and coastal storm damage reduction to the above-mentioned communities and USCG Training Center. The project consists of initial beachfill (25 to 180-foot wide berm at elevation +8 feet NGVD) with periodic nourishment on a 2-year cycle, extension of 17 storm water outfalls, reconstruction of 7 groins and construction of two new groins, and a shoreline monitoring program for the project area. Construction of a 2,560-foot rubble mound weir-breakwater is deferred pending demonstration of need.
PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of this project provides hurricane and coastal storm damage reduction to the communities and USCG Training center.
PROJECT STATUS: The last periodic nourishment was completed in December 2020. The project received funding in Fiscal Year 2022 for periodic nourishment scheduled for Fiscal Year 2023. The contract is scheduled to be awarded in Fiscal Year 2023 with construction estimated to begin in winter of calendar year 2023.
SPONSOR: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
DATE OF PROJECT PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT: July 1991
TARGET COMPLETION DATE: Ongoing construction through 2039