Avalon Beachfill Scheme Completed
The hydraulic beach fill project for Avalon, NJ, undertaken by Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD), successfully concluded on Sunday, November 10th.
The dredger “Illinois” put the final volume of sand onto the Avalon beaches, with the project resulting in approximately 675,000 cubic yards of sand being placed on the beaches between 9th Street and 20th Street.
“Now that the hydraulic pumping of the sand is completed, crews will spend about one week demobilizing from the site of the beach fill with heavy equipment removing pipe and other materials from the beaches,” the city said in their latest project update.
Great Lakes has taken advantage of calm seas and weather to have production days that have topped 50,000 cubic yards of sand per day with no major mechanical or weather interruptions over the past week.
After the completion of this work, the dredge “Illinois” and the crew will mobilize to Strathmere/Sea Isle City for another beach nourishment project.