South End Beach Project Stalled for 6 to 8 Weeks

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Posted June 8, 2015

The south end beach replenishment project in Ocean City, NJ will be at standstill for six to eight weeks as the hopper dredge that has been pumping new sand gets a new engine, the Army Corps of Engineers reported on Wednesday.

The engine on the Liberty Island was “totaled,” according to Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Richard Pearsall. The ship is at port in Norfolk, Va., as it awaits a replacement engine.

The new target date for completion of the project is Sept. 9, and the delay pushes the restart of the project into the heart of the summer vacation season in the resort — sometime in mid-July to early August.