A very significant beach fill project in the Borough of Avalon is expected to conclude on Tuesday evening, May 24th. Borough officials learned during a project meeting on Tuesday that the beach nourishment effort in the community is finishing on schedule and all beaches in Avalon will be open for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Officials with the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, and the Borough attended a project status meeting on Tuesday. Great Lakes is the company hired to conduct the beach fill effort; officials stated that sand dredging will conclude on Tuesday evening and the process of demobilizing from the Avalon beachfront will begin no later than Wednesday morning. The project will move to Stone Harbor where a beach nourishment effort could begin as early as Thursday, May 26th.