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Beach Replenishment Could Begin This Month in Brick

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Beach replenishment work in Mantoloking, N.J., Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Beach replenishment work in Mantoloking, N.J., Nov. 27, 2017. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Brick’s portion of Ocean County’s northern barrier island could receive a crucial beach replenishment project as early as the end of December.

Mayor John Ducey said the dredge boat R.N. Weeks will arrive in “late December” and will start work in January. The R.N. Weeks is a hopper dredge owned by Weeks Marine, the contractor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is funding and overseeing the $128 million project.

Work is ongoing, but nearly complete, in Mantoloking, where crews have been working since late October. Both Brick and Mantoloking’s beaches, in recent years, have been shortened – and rendered dangerous after storms – from waves scouring the outside of a steel sea wall that was completed in 2014. Once the replenishment sand is pumped onto the beach, a vegetated dune will be built over the wall. The wall will be used as a final line of defense instead of the first line of defense against breaches, and the scouring should end, engineers have said.


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  • Surfrider

    The dredge boat has been gone for 4-5 days now! And Mantoloking is not 100%done?
    When you report Brick, are you talking the entire Brick community out on the barrier island? If so, that is good news then……What does scouring mean….in this context?

    • Tim Sharkey

      I think it was meant to say the scouring will begin. ( clean or brighten the surface) The sand pumped in usually comes in a bit on the dirty side. Over time from rain, sun, and waves will clean the sand up back to its natural appearance….

      • Surfrider

        Thanks pardner, should have realized. Its certainly the real deal, other than the orange sand that Brick has dumped in Normandy section….

  • walter.f.campbell

    town has not purchase snowfence,,and sandfence to keep it there! We warn them a year and half ago! 1.9 miles worth…..$1,000,000 + cent wise dollar foolish as usual!