Beach Replenishment Update: Pumping Stalled for Dredge Repair

first_imgDATE: Tuesday, May 5PROGRESS: The hopper dredge Liberty Island has been inactive due to repairs, and the south end beach replenishment project has been stalled at 44th Street since Saturday. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Richard Pearsall said that repairs were expected to be complete Tuesday, and the ship was seen on the horizon at the borrow area. But as of late Tuesday afternoon, it had not returned to pump new sand onto the beach.From a feeder pipeline that lands just south of 42nd Street, the pipeline now extends southward, and beaches at 43rd and 44th Streets are closed. The work area extends to 44th Street.WHAT’S NEXT: The project will proceed to 49th Street (anticipated to be complete by mid-May), 55th to 49th (mid-May to mid-June), 55th to 59th (mid-June to mid-July).READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for free Check OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the progress of work of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end of Ocean City between 36th and 59th Streets. Beachfill operations are stalled at 44th Street as of Tuesday, May 5. Repairs to the hopper dredge are supposed to be complete, allowing work to resume.last_img

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