Beach Replenish Project Update – 10/4/17

Let the sand begin!  Here is an update on the Beach Replenishment Project for Mantoloking as of 10/417:
  • The Contractor anticipates to commence with sand installation over the next day or so.  The sub-line (piping that extends from the beach to the dredge) has been installed and is currently awaiting the arrival of the cutter-head dredging vessel;
  • It will take approximately 7 days to complete the base pad/ landing site near the end of Herbert Street.  Upon completion, the beachfill activities will progress South from Herbert Street in 1,000 feet increments;
  • The Contractor has marked out both the contractor work limit line/easement limit (wood lath with orange ribbon) and the dune landward toe tie-in locations (wood lath with green ribbon) along the dune system from Herbert Street to Princeton Avenue.  The Contractor will continue this practice for the entire project duration;
  • Anything east of the dune landward toe tie-in location (wood lath with green ribbon) will need to be removed as it will conflict with the beachfill activities.  If items remain in this location at the time of installation, the Contractor is permitted (per the Contract) to remove the material at their discretion.  Anything between the work limit line/easement limit (wood lath with orange ribbon) and the dune landward toe tie-in location (wood lath with green ribbon) is subject to removal if it prohibits the Contractor’s operations.  As such, it is recommended by the Borough that all material within the contractor work limit line/easement limit (wood lath with orange ribbon) be relocated/removed by the resident;
  • The USACE and Contractor recognized that some materials cannot be removed (flag poles, pilings, etc.).  These items will be resolved separately on a case by case basis through the discussions with the Borough and the USACE/Contractor to eliminate potential damage of same; 
  • The pre-construction survey to establish the Borough’s pre-fill beach topography and bathymetry had to be redone.  The previous survey expired (valid for only 21 days per the specifications) and the recent storm events justified the survey to be redone.  The new survey was conducted on September 30, 2017 and is currently under review by the USACE;
  • A determination regarding the completion of Option 11 (1071 Ocean Avenue to Stephens Avenue) with the Base Bid has not been made.  It will be decided at a later date as the Contractor progresses with the Base Bid.  
 
It has been a long time coming and we are extremely thankful to our ocean-front residents for signing the necessary easements, the Corps, the State and our local officials for tirelessly pursuing the project and for the team at Weeks Marine for making it happen.  We wish everyone involved the best of luck in getting this important project completed safely and with the utmost efficiency.