US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

New Jersey Shore Protection, Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet, NJ

Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project

Published Nov. 26, 2012
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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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.

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 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 Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet project plan calls for construction of a beachfill with a berm and dune from Point Pleasant Beach to the border of Island Beach State Park, NJ.

The Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet project plan calls for construction of a beachfill with a berm and dune from Point Pleasant Beach to the border of Island Beach State Park, NJ.

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT: NJ-3, 4

APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Construction, General

BUSINESS PROGRAM: Flood and Coastal Storm Damage Reduction

LOCATION:  The study area is located on the Atlantic coast of Ocean County, New Jersey, extending approximately 14 miles from Point Pleasant Beach to Island Beach State Park, a barrier island wildlife area.

DESCRIPTION: This project was authorized by Section 1001 (32) of the Water Resources Development Act of 2007. The study investigated flood and coastal storm damage effects with a view toward reducing impacts from coastal erosion and storms. The study investigated flood and coastal storm damage effects with a view toward reducing impacts from coastal erosion and storms. The recommended plan calls for construction of a beach fill with a berm and dune along the study area oceanfront utilizing sand from an offshore borrow source and periodic nourishment for a period of 50 years. Initial fill requirements would be about 10 million cubic yards, with periodic nourishment at 4-year intervals with about 1 million cubic yards placed.

PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of this project investigated hurricane and coastal storm damage reduction, and recommendation of a beach fill. With a berm and dune and a periodic nourishment for a period of 50 years.

STATUS: The Chief of Engineers Report was completed in December 2003.  This project was authorized in the 2007 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). 

Between October 27 & 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy significantly damaged the New Jersey coast from Sandy Hook to Cape May and up the Delaware Bay. This project was hit especially hard with a breach in Mantoloking and significant damage to Seaside Heights, Mantoloking, Ortley Beach, Lavallette and Seaside Park. Significant damage also occurred to piers, boardwalks, amusements, residential and commercial properties.  In response, the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President on January 29, 2013 as Public Law 113-2 (Act). The legislation provides supplemental appropriations to address damages caused by Hurricane Sandy and to reduce future flood risk in ways that will support the long-term sustainability of the coastal ecosystem and communities, and reduce the economic costs and risks associated with large-scale flood and storm events. This project was determined to be eligible for P.L. 113-2 2013 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act (Hurricane Sandy) funds as an Authorized but Unconstructed project.  The term “authorized but unconstructed project” refers to previously authorized projects for which no physical construction has occurred as well as projects that contain elements where construction has not been completed.

In January of 2017, USACE awarded a contract to Weeks Marine Inc. to complete the initial construction of the project. Beachfill operations will be completed in July of 2019.  

DATE OF PROJECT PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT: 18 July 2014     

SPONSOR: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

TARGET COMPLETION DATE: 2065

PROJECT MANAGER: Keith Watson