The Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to begin a sand replenishment program in Ocean City on or about Saturday, Feb. 16 depending on the weather. The Great Lake Dredge and Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois will operate a dredge off the north end of the island 24 hours a day. Dredging will begin at Beach Road in the North end of the City and proceed north to Seaspray Beach then proceed south to 14th St. with all beaches in the area replenished. The beach fill operation is expected to take 95 days to complete. The cost for the original project prior to Super Storm Sandy was $10,320,000 of which the Federal Government was responsible for 65 per cent. It is estimated that supplemental Sandy funds will add about $5.5 million to the contract to buy sand lost to the storm at 100 per cent Federal cost.