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Beach Nourishment Contract Awarded

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Awards Contract for Periodic Beach Nourishment The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) notified us that construction on the beach nourishment project for South Bethany and Bethany, could begin as early as mid-October. The contract was awarded just over a week ago to Weeks Marine, Inc., in the amount of $11.1 million. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Weeks are finalizing documents that will allow them to start the project as quickly as possible. There is no official schedule at this time, but some oceanfront property owners may start receiving letters about the project as well as one regarding seismic monitoring to ensure houses are not damaged by equipment vibrations. Beach nourishment is designed to reduce the risk of storm damages to property and infrastructure. The last nourishment project was conducted in 2018. This project will involve dredging more than 732,000 […]