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Construction of Protective Beach Berm Begins in Seaside Heights

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A temporary protective berm being constructed in Seaside Heights, Sept. 2016. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A temporary protective berm being constructed in Seaside Heights, Sept. 2016. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Crews have started constructing a beach berm that will help protect the Seaside Heights boardwalk and beachfront as nor’easter season approaches.

Sand has been delivered to the borough’s north beach at Hiering Avenue, and workers using bulldozers and front loaders have been distributing the sand and building the berm along the oceanfront in the northern half of the town, where dunes were washed away last winter.

A temporary protective berm being constructed in Seaside Heights, Sept. 2016. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A temporary protective berm being constructed in Seaside Heights, Sept. 2016. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A temporary protective berm being constructed in Seaside Heights, Sept. 2016. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A temporary protective berm being constructed in Seaside Heights, Sept. 2016. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

“Hopefully we won’t have any more storms, but we’re putting it up for protection,” said Mayor Anthony Vaz.

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The borough received $585,000 from the state to build the berm while officials wait for a federal beach replenishment project to begin. That project will construct permanent dunes, 22 feet above grade, with at least 200 feet of sand in front of them. Bids are expected to be solicited by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers later this month.

A temporary protective berm being constructed in Seaside Heights, Sept. 2016. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A temporary protective berm being constructed in Seaside Heights, Sept. 2016. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Vaz said about 600 dump truck-loads of sand are being delivered as part of the current project.

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  • Mac

    This is good I guess for a temporary ‘feel good’ exercise at a cost of $585K for a washaway line of sand piles, but I hope they have dedicated a healthy amount of that money for secured emergency fire lanes and for keeping the water pressure to fight ‘hurricane fires’ in top working condition.

  • Peter James Smith

    The berms are tiny compared to what is to come, which will change the beachfront forever.

    • Steve Mitchell

      The berms are tiny compared to what is to come, which will protect the boardwalk, businesses & community for the next 50 years.

      • Mac

        and Mother Nature confided this in you how?