Sandy Repair Dredging Project To Begin

The damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in the Brick area. (Photo by Judy Smestad-Nunn)

BRICK – Dredging will be done in several local waterways, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The work is being done to make the waterways safe. They had been impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

The $16 million project will work on the following waterways to get them to their authorized depth:

  • Upper Metedeconk River Channel (6ft.)
  • Green Cove Channel (5ft)
  • Beaver Damn Creek North and South (5ft.)
  • Bay Head Channel, Winter Yacht Basin, Kettle Creek-Sailors Quay (5 ft.)
  • Kettle Creek (5ft.)

An estimated 180,000 cubic yards of material will be dredged by H&L Contracting and transported via barge to a spot off the coast of Mantoloking’s Bayside Park.

The dredging is expected to begin on Oct. 22 and will continue 24 hours a day, every day, until Dec. 31.

The state does not expect to close any channels, but their use will be limited while being dredged. People using the waterways for any purpose are urged to be careful when near the project areas.