Check OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the progress of work of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end of Ocean City between 36th and 59th Streets.
DATE: Wednesday, April 29
PROGRESS: The pipeline and sand-pumping have passed 37th Street, and the beach is now blocked at 36th Street. That marks the finish line for Phase One of the project. The tentative Army Corps of Engineers schedule calls for the first phase to end in “early May.” At this point, with less than one block to go, work appears to be ahead of schedule. Beaches are currently closed from 37th to 39th streets.
The completed beaches are wide and elevated, and sand ramps allow beachgoers to cross over a pipeline that now stretches down the beach to the work area. Work can be viewed from the top of the beach at all blocks.
A strong northeast swell is in the forecast for Friday, and that possibly could interrupt operations for a day.
WHAT’S NEXT: The project will proceed to 36th Street. After work is complete to 36th Street, the next phases of the project will be from 42nd Street south to 49th Street (early May to mid-May), 55th to 49th (mid-May to mid-June), 55th to 59th (mid-June to mid-July).
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