The Avalon Borough Council awarded a contract to Mobile Dredging & Pumping Company from Chester, PA to conduct a major two to three year back bay dredging project in the community. The contract totals $3.587 million and will result in 120,000 cubic yards of dredge material being removed from waterways managed by Avalon, Middle Township, and the State of New Jersey. The agreement involves a cost-share arrangement between the three beneficiaries of the dredging project. Through this partnership agreement, Avalon, Middle Township, and the State will all share in associated costs including mobilization, removal of materials from Graven’s Island, dredging, and wetlands restoration. The New Jersey Department of Transportation has agreed to provide up to $2.6 million towards this project. Pre-construction surveys will identify where specifically the work will be conducted, and how much material will be removed at each location.