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KEANSBURG AND BRIGANTINE, NEW JERSEY

The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced September 24 the awarding of contracts for dredging in the Waackaack Creek and Thorns Creek Channels in Keansburg, Monmouth County and St. Georges Thorofare in Brigantine, Atlantic County.

The $1.2 million state-funded Waackaack and Thorns Creeks Channels navigation maintenance project in Keansburg will remove about 31,500 cubic yards of material. NJDOT’s contractor, Tri-State Dredging Inc., is expected to begin work this summer on an adjacent Confined Disposal Facility with dredging anticipated to start shortly thereafter.

The $603,000 state-funded St. Georges Thorofare project in Brigantine will remove approximately 40,500 cubic yards of sediment, which will be used for beach replenishment. NJDOT’s contractor, Mobile Dredging & Pumping Company, began work after Labor Day.

In March 2014, NJDOT announced the start of a multi-year, multi-million dollar State Channel Dredging Program that is designed to return New Jersey’s waterways, many of which were damaged by Superstorm Sandy, to a state of good repair.

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