CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: NJ-3, 4
APPROPRIATION / PHASE: Operation & Maintenance, General
BUSINESS PROGRAM: Navigation
LOCATION: Project is located on the Atlantic Coast at the boundary between Monmouth and Ocean Counties, New Jersey.
DESCRIPTION: This project provides for a channel 12 feet deep and 100 feet wide, from the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway channel at Barnegat Bay to the highway bridge over South Fork at Toms River, including a turning basin. The project also provides for channel 5 feet deep for the full width of the North Fork to the highway bridge. The channel is approximately 4.5 miles long.
COMMENTS: A safe navigation channel is critical to the operations of several commercial businesses in Toms River including the River Lady Riverboat Tours. A lack of funding in the regular budget prevents dredging and impacts commercial businesses that utilize the channel.
PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of this project provides for a navigation channel from the New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway channel at Barnegat Bay to the highway bridge over South Fork.
PROJECT MANAGER: Monica A. Chasten