A major beach replenishment project is expected to start this weekend in Atlantic City and Ventnor. The work is being done to provide beach assets in those communities and to protect the shoreline in the event of a storm. The $18 million project, partly financed by the state’s Shore Protection Fund, is designed to reconstruct beaches and dunes from the Absecon Inlet in Atlantic City to Fredricksburg Avenue at the border of Ventnor and Margate.
The 5.1-mile project, to be done by the Army Corps of Engineers, also will include reconstruction of pedestrian and vehicle beach crossovers, repair of handicap dune crossovers, planting of dune and beach grasses, and erection of sand fencing. In addition, there will be stormwater outfall system improvements at three locations in Atlantic City: New Jersey Avenue, just north of the Steel Pier, and in front of the Resorts Casino.