The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon begin another Absecon Island beach replenishment project stretching from Atlantic City through Longport.
Ventnor will be first to get started, probably by early October. Work will then progress to Margate, Longport and lastly, Atlantic City.
Work will include dune repair with grass plantings, cross over repair and street end scupper excavation (for street drainage onto the back beach area).
Ventnor is scheduled to receive approximately 426,000 cubic yards of sand.
The proposed beach nourishment area in Ventnor will extend from Harvard Ave to Fredericksburg Ave.
Last time around in 2017, the ACOE flattened and lowered any dune that grew too high. From what we’re told, Ventnor and ACOE can’t build a dune higher than the top of a boardwalk railing.
Ventnor will also receive reconstruction of the concreate ramp at Suffolk Ave and the boardwalk. Beware of potential boardwalk detours.
A ‘hopper’ dredge will be used for the Ventnor, Margate and Longport portion of the project.
Contractors will remove sand from an offshore ‘borrow zone’ and transport the material to a submerged pipe closer to the shore where it will pump sand onto the beach.
The landing area for the submerged pipe is near Philadelphia Ave in Ventnor.
Please contact the Ventnor Public Works Department if you have any additional questions.