US Army Corps of Engineers
Philadelphia District & Marine Design Center

Cape May City, Delaware Avenue, NJ

Published Dec. 16, 2014

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: NJ-2

AUTHORITY: This project is authorized by Section 14 of the Flood Control Act of 1946, as amended.  The purpose of Section 14 is to protect public works and non-profit public facilities from streambank and shoreline erosion.  Federal funding for each Section 14 project is limited to $5,000,000 (as amended by Section 1030 of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, P.L. 113-121). 

DESCRIPTION: The study area is located on the north side of the City along the Cape May Harbor.  This area is an approximate 0.4 mile length of Delaware Avenue that continually experiences severe shoreline erosion due to tidal surge and wave action during hurricanes and major nor'easters.  The erosion threatens the integrity of Delaware Avenue, a county road, which is the main route for the delivery of supplies to the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center.  The erosion also threatens an underground sewer utility line that runs along the northern right-of-way of the road. The feasibility study will determine if it is within Federal interest to construct the most environmentally suitable, least-cost protection alternative to address the shoreline erosion problems in the study area for the protection of Delaware Avenue and the sewer utility line.

PROJECT GOALS: The purpose of Section 14 is to protect public works and non-profit public facilities from streambank and shoreline erosion.

STATUS: The Feasibility Report was approved in February 2018. A Project Management Plan was prepared and a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) is currently being coordinated with Cape May County.

SPONSOR: Cape May County

PROJECT MANAGER: Adrian Leary