Friday Beach Update: Dune to Wrap Around 59th Street

Friday Beach Update: Dune to Wrap Around 59th Street

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A new frontal dune curves around the end of Central Avenue and the entrance to Corson’s Inlet State Park.

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: Friday, Sept. 18

The entrance to Corson's Inlet State Park will now include a dune crossover.
The entrance to Corson’s Inlet State Park will now include a dune crossover.

PROGRESS: As of Friday at 3 p.m., heavy machinery was shaping the new dune at the end of Ocean City to form a curved wall protecting the flank of the southernmost homes. The dune runs in a straight line from 37th Street to 59th Street (burying the 59th Street jetty) then curves back in an arc to meet the vegetated upland portion of Corson’s Inlet State Park.

The beach at 59th Street remains closed as crews complete sand-pumping operations now expected to be complete by Tuesday. The beach at 58th Street is open and protected for the weekend by Ocean City Beach Patrol lifeguards.

Beaches between 37th Street and 58th Street are now complete.

WHAT’S NEXT: Work will continue in the area at 59th Street and just beyond until Tuesday, Sept. 22. The contractor will take another five to seven days to remove pipeline, clean up and finish dune crossovers. The planting of dune grass is scheduled for November.

READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily Update

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