Wednesday Beach Update: 58th Street Back Open

Wednesday Beach Update: 58th Street Back Open

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Beachgoers enjoy sunny September weather on the newly reopened 58th Street Beach in Ocean City.

 

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: Wednesday, Sept. 16

Machinery shapes the dune line, which currently ends where the southernmost house in Ocean City sits. The dune line will extend another couple hundred feet.
Machinery shapes the dune line, which currently ends where the southernmost house in Ocean City sits. The dune line will extend another couple hundred feet.

PROGRESS: As of Wednesday at 3 p.m., pumping operations were at 59th Street. The beach at 58th Street was back open with the project area just to the south of the beach entrance. A new frontal dune runs in a straight line throughout the entire project area and will continue a few hundred feet past where the homes in Ocean City end as the project comes to a close. Beaches between 37th Street and 58th Street are now complete.

WHAT’S NEXT: Work will continue in the area at 59th Street in the final phase of the project. Sand-pumping operations are expected to be complete by Sept. 21. 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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