Army Corps meeting on seashore park repairs slated for this month

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 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District awarded a $ 5.3 million contract to Agate Construction Co., Inc., Egg Harbor Township, NJ, for repairs at Indian River Inlet in Sussex County, DE. Work is anticipated to begin in the spring.

The contract calls for repairing a failed section of bulkhead along the north shoreline of the Indian River Inlet. A deep scour hole caused by swift tidal currents has undermined the slope of the “stabilized” shoreline and infrastructure.

The contract also calls for sand tightening a 215-foot section of the south jetty. This work will involve installing steel sheet piling to reduce the amount of sand migrating into the inlet.

USACE coordinates with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the contractor on vehicular/pedestrian/trailer access to the inlet area at Delaware Seashore State Park, staging areas, and other site-related issues. DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation Park operations will be affected for the duration of this project.

A virtual public meeting will be held on February 15 at 11 a.m.

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