Posted on July 27, 2022
BRIGANTINE — Reversing its decision to postpone dredging to the island’s St. George’s Thorofare until next year, the state Department of Transportation is squeezing the work in this year.
As part of the plan, portions of The Cove are expected to be closed beginning next month, officials said last week.
The waterway has been in dire need of dredging while sediment has piled up near its mouth at the Absecon Inlet making the area hazardous.
“The DOT was very understanding of our concerns and came up with a great plan to complete the project while keeping a majority of The Cove beach open,” Mayor Vince Sera said in a recent statement .