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Seaside Heights’ Portion of Replenishment Project Still on Track for Post-Season Start

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Crews work on a beach and dune replenishment project in Long Beach Township, Oct. 15, 2015. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Crews work on a beach and dune replenishment project in Long Beach Township, Oct. 15, 2015. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

With two delays having been announced for an upcoming beach and dune-building project to begin in Ortley Beach, officials in Seaside Heights say they have been keeping tabs on when the project will come to their town.

Given the fact that the borough’s economy is largely based on summer tourism, officials had worried that the project – which they supported – would close off portions of the beachfront during the busy summer season.

As the schedule currently stands, Seaside Heights will still receive its portion of the project after the summer, said Borough Administrator Christopher Vaz.

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“At this point, we’re being told that the Mantoloking project will start later, which means ours will start later,” said Vaz. “We’re into an October or November timeframe.”

The project will utilize two different types of dredge boats owned by Weeks Marine, the federal government’s contract. The hopper dredge that will perform an initial replenishment on Ortley Beach had been in Florida, completing a project and undergoing maintenance and repairs before it steams up the coast the New Jersey. The most recent expected start date for Ortley Beach is May 24.

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  • Rich Verasca

    Does anyone know the status of work being done in SOUTH Seaside Park?

    • swimsmart

      it is not scheduled since all the easements have not been signed by the ocean front property owners; if not signed voluntarily, a legal process of eminent domain will be undertaken to allow the project to begin and that will delay any dune and berm (beach) construction until the legal process is completed