6/30/2017

Dune Project Update: Work To Cease July 6, Resume in Late August 

This afternoon, the Army Corps of Engineers notified the City of Ventnor that the beach replenishment currently taking place on the south end of Ventnor will cease July 6 and move into Margate and Longport. Work is expected to resume in Ventnor no sooner than late August or early September.

Ventnor City Commissioner Lance Landgraf said the change is due to weather delays and the need to reallocate how equipment is being used on the various beaches on Absecon Island.

“We thank the Army Corps of Engineers and the state for keeping us informed every step of the way, listening to our concerns and keeping their word that they would do everything in their power to minimize disruptions to the city’s summer tourism season,” said Landgraf, who has worked closely with the teams overseeing the project for the last four months. “Ventnor enthusiastically supports the dune and beach replenishment project, and we look forward to the work being completed this fall.”

The work in Ventnor, which will be completed on roughly the same schedule that was originally announced, will use the same “cutter dredge” that is doing the work in Atlantic City. Once the work is done in Atlantic City, it will move to Ventnor – most likely at the end of August or early September, depending on any delays the project may experience.

“Now we can breathe a sigh of relief and are extremely thankful for the change in schedule, giving us our entire stretch of beaches back for most if not all of the rest of the summer,” Landgraf said. “We have worked closely with the Army Corps and the NJDEP over the last several months, and we are grateful that they were true to their word that work in Ventnor would not disrupt our entire summer.”

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