Weeks Marine Inc. has been awarded a $9.5 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District to repair the storm damaged dunes and berm of the Brigantine Island Coastal Storm Risk Management project.
More than 730,000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged from an 89-acre sand borrow site just offshore of Brigantine and pumped onto the beach area within the City of Brigantine. The 1.8-mile shoreline will be widened to more than 100-feet, while dunes will be built to a 10-foot elevation. Weeks will be using pipeline dredge C.R. McCaskill to conduct the work which is scheduled to begin in early December.
The Corps’ Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies program is funding the current contract at 100 percent, however the Corps could approve a contract option for the placement of additional sand, up to 915,000 cubic yards, at a cost of $11.2 million. Additional work would be cost-shared by the federal government and the State of New Jersey.