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Brick: Beach Replenishment in Time for the New Year

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Crews move sand in a beach and dune replenishment project in Long Beach Township, Oct. 15, 2015. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Crews move sand in a beach and dune replenishment project in Long Beach Township, Oct. 15, 2015. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

A beach replenishment project in Brick will – literally – begin just in time for the new year.

Mayor John Ducey said the R.N. Weeks dredge boat is currently scheduled to arrive off the township’s coast on Dec. 31. Work will immediately begin to build the network of pipes required to push sand from the ocean’s bottom to the beachfront.

Meanwhile, beach replenishment work in neighboring Mantoloking resumed Monday after an equipment failure.

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“The R.S. Weeks pipeline dredge returned from shipyard and resumed pumping on 12/18/2017,” a message from the Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia district said.

The project will widen beaches by at least 200 feet and result in a 22 foot-high dune being built on top of the township’s sea wall.