Thursday Beach Update: Project Bearing Down on 59th Street Jetty

first_imgThe leading edge of the south end beach replenishment project area is now just shy of the 59th Street jetty.Check OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end between 37th and 59th Streets.DATE: Thursday, Sept. 10A new line of dunes runs between 57th and 59th streets.PROGRESS: As of Thursday at 6 p.m., sand-pumping operations are approaching the jetty at 59th Street. The last remnants of the 59th Street Pier were removed earlier this summer, and it appears the rebuilt beach will bury the jetty. The beach entrances at 57th Street and 58th streets are closed. The beach is open in the area between 59th Street and Corson’s Inlet State Park, and that beach is guarded by the Ocean City Beach Patrol. Excavators are shaping the front edge of the dunes essentially to double their width in the area between 57th and 59th Streets.Beaches between 37th Street and 56th Street are now complete.WHAT’S NEXT: Work will continue in the area between 58th Street and 59th Street in the final phase of the project. Ocean City Business Administrator Jim Mallon reported to City Council on Thursday that sand-pumping operations are expected to be complete by Sept. 21. The contractor will take another five to seven days to remove pipeline and clean up. Dune crossover work is currently taking place between 55th Street and 57th Street. The planting of dune grass is scheduled for November.READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for freelast_img

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