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Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian announced that the long awaited beach replenishment project for the southern end of Ocean City began today. Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company , the contractor for the project, started pumping sand around 1:45 this afternoon.


Ocean City will receive approximately 1.6 million cubic yards of sand on approximately 2.6 miles of beach between 36th and 59th Streets. The project is being overseen by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and is 100 % federally funded.

“We are thankful to the Federal government and the State of New Jersey for their support of this project,” said Gillian. “Replenishing our beaches is essential for the protection of public and private property as well as vital to our tourism based economy.