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Beach Replenishment Expected to Begin in Loveladies This Week, As Work Continues in North Beach

Posted on July 25, 2016

The dredges Padre Island and Dodge Island are expected to return to Long Beach Island in the next two days, following repairs, and will begin beachfill in Loveladies this week. Meanwhile, replenishment work continues in North Beach, where the larger Liberty Island dredge is conducting operations.

“The crew is assembling materials, and preparing equipment and the Loveladies worksite in preparation of the arrival of the Padre Island this evening,” U.S. Army Corps of Engineers press officer Steve Rochette said on Tuesday. The Dodge Island should return Wednesday.

For the work in North Beach, an initial pipe landing was made near Pickering Lane. A second pipeline, just south of 118th Street, will be used to pump southward to the first pipeline location. According to the project website,, a third pipe landing may be necessary near Cumberland Avenue in southern Harvey Cedars.

In Loveladies, pipelines will be established in three spots: south of Sandy Island Drive, north of September Road and north of East Coast Avenue. From the first pipeline location, contractor Great Lakes Dock and Dredge Co. will work south for approximately two weeks, stated the USACE, the federal sponsor of the project.

“The contractor will then move to the second pipeline and pump to the first pipeline location for approximately two to three weeks,” the Corps explains. “The contractor will then move to the third pipeline and pump south to the second pipeline location for approximately two weeks. Then from the third pipeline location, the contractor will flip and pump north to the project limit for approximately one week.”

North Beach and Loveladies are the final components of the recent beachfill contract. However, this fall and winter, Great Lakes will repump in certain areas – primarily parts of Long Beach Township and Ship Bottom – that were replenished last year but damaged by storms.

The current construction is funded by the federal government through the 2013 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, commonly known as the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill. The project is eligible for continued periodic nourishment.

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