Beach Replenishment Update: Beach Closed 41st to 43rd Street

first_imgCheck OCNJ Daily for updates and photos of the progress of work of the Ocean City beach replenishment project for 2015 in the south end of Ocean City between 36th and 59th Streets.The beach is closed between 41st Street and 43rd Street as a massive beach replenishment project in Ocean City, NJ continues.DATE: Sunday, April 19PROGRESS: As of Sunday morning, work had reached 41st Street. Access to the beach is blocked between 43rd Street and 41st Street. Bulldozers and other equipment are distributing mounds of new sand across the beach. The feeder pipeline has now been extended from just south of 42nd Street to 41st Street. The dune crossovers at all streets remain open, and the work can be viewed from the top of the beach.WHAT’S NEXT: The project will proceed northward to 36th Street over the next couple weeks. It appears as if two blocks of beach will be closed at any time as work migrates north. The Liberty Island, a “hopper dredge,” is shuttling back and forth between an area more than 2 miles off the coast of Strathmere (where it’s pumping sand from the ocean floor into its hold) to an area just off 42nd Street in Ocean City (where it’s pumping sand onto the beach through a feeder pipeline). After work is complete to 36th Street, the next phase of the project will be from 42nd Street south to 49th Street.READ MORE: Ocean City NJ Beach Replenishment 2015 Daily UpdateFOR DAILY UPDATES by E-MAIL: Sign up for free A feeder pipeline comes in to the beach just south of 42nd Street and now turns up the beach and extends to 41st Street. Young beachgoers play in the surf just north of the Ocean City beach replenishment project at 41st Street. A temporary fence above the tideline marks the area where pedestrian access is blocked.last_img read more