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Flood Insurance Seminar Scheduled for March 14th – Open to the Public!
February 24, 2022
Have questions about your Flood Insurance? The Borough of Stone Harbor and Ide Insurance Agency are sponsoring a Flood Insurance seminar for the public. Details are below. If you plan to attend the meeting via Zoom, please click the link below to register.
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Structure Monitoring Program to be Conducted During Beachfill Project
February 17, 2023
Below is a copy of the letter being sent to all property owners in Stone Harbor and Avalon providing information on the Structure Monitoring Program that will take place during the Beachfill construction.
U.S. Coast Guard Local Notice to Mariners for Upcoming Beach Nourishment
****NJ – TOWNSENDS INLET – BEACH NOURISHMENT – AVALON TO STONE HARBOR****
Great Lakes Dredge and Dock will begin beach nourishment from Townsends Inlet to Cape May Inlet. Beach fill will start from Avalon 9th Street to 32nd
Street Avalon, NJ and Stone Harbor 91th Street to 122th Street, Stone Harbor, NJ. The Cutter Suction Dredge (CSD) Texas will dredge material from
the Townsends Inlet Borrow Area, located approximately 5,000 feet offshore, northeast of the project location, west of the Townsends Inlet. The material
will pump through one subline extending from the borrow
area to the placement beach. GLDD has secured two waterside staging areas on the Cape May Inlet where rafted pipeline and equipment will be stored
when not in use. The survey vessel and crew transfer vessel (CTV) Saginaw River will traverse between the work areas and Avalon Marina throughout
the duration of the project. All vessels will monitor VHF – FM 16 & 13. Dredging will be conducted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is expected to be
completed June 30, 2023.
Chart 12318 LNM 04/23
The LNM (Local Notice to Mariners) can be found online at: https://www.navcen.uscg.gov
Local Notice to Mariners, District 5, January, 04/23 Weekly Edition
2023 Beachfill Project Update: Pre-Construction Surveys Underway as of February 8th
February 8, 2023
Pre-construction surveys are underway for the 2023 Beachfill Project. GBA (survey sub-contractor for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company) has started preconstruction surveys and will be driving on the beaches of both Stone Harbor and Avalon over the next 5-6 days. Their vehicles will be marked with the GBA logo and they will also be using vessels, which will be coming near shore. They are aware of the access restrictions and impediments in both boroughs and will be driving with caution.
Information on Upcoming 2023 Beachfill Project for Stone Harbor and Avalon
January 27, 2023
On January 25, a pre-construction meeting for the upcoming 2023 Beach Fill project for Avalon and Stone Harbor beaches was held at Stone Harbor Borough Hall. Participants in the meeting included representatives from the US Army Corps of Engineers, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the Borough of Stone Harbor and Avalon, and the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company of Illinois.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District has awarded a contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, IL for $28.8 million to conduct the beachfill project in Avalon and Stone Harbor. The project is a joint effort between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and the boroughs of Avalon and Stone Harbor.
The contract calls for dredging sand from the Townsends Inlet borrow site. Sand is then pumped through a series of pipes, placed on beaches, and graded into an engineered dune and berm template, which is designed to reduce damages from coastal storm events. The contract includes the following work:
- Avalon: Sand will be placed from 9th Street to 18th The contract currently calls for 231,000 cubic yards of sand to be placed; however, the contract includes options to place additional sand. (Note – the beachfill placement area could be extended if contract options are awarded)
- Stone Harbor: Sand will be placed from 90thto 123rd The contract currently calls for placing 464,000 cubic yards of sand; however, the contract includes options to place additional sand. (Note – the beachfill placement area could be extended if contract options are awarded)
The beach nourishment project will start at the north end of Avalon, working south down to Stone Harbor. It is important to note that start and end dates of the project may also be affected by weather conditions and mechanical maintenance issues.
While residents may observe mobilization work starting in late February, the beach fill in Avalon is anticipated to start on or around March 20, starting at Townsends Inlet groin and build south. Work in Avalon is anticipated to be completed between March 30 – April 16, depending upon how many additional options are approved by the Army Corps. Once work is complete in Avalon, it will take approximately 2 days to mobilize the equipment to Stone Harbor.
Stone Harbor beach fill will then begin at the northernmost fill section and build south, between April 1 – April 17. Depending upon how many additional options are approved by the Army Corps, work will be completed in Stone Harbor approximately 32 days after the start, for base work only. The end date will vary from May 3 (if Avalon receives no additional options); May 19 (if Avalon receives all options); or June 9 (if both Avalon and Stone Harbor receive all options).
TRAFFIC ALERT: Notice of Great Channel Bridge Closure and Detour of Ocean Drive (CR 619)
January 27, 2023
Beginning on Tuesday, January 31st and extending until Thursday February 9th the Ocean Drive Bridge over Great Channel, which connects Middle Township to the south end of Stone Harbor, will be closed due to construction. Those motorists wishing to use Ocean Drive (Cr 619) and cross over the bridge will be detoured around the work zone, as this section of Ocean Drive will be closed to through traffic. The bridge and roadway are being closed in order to allow barge mounted cranes the ability to drive new piling that are part of a planned fender replacement project.
Motorists wishing to travel north on Ocean Drive and access the south end of Stone Harbor will be detoured west onto US Route 147 to the Route 9 intersection. They will then be directed north along Route 9 to Stone Harbor Boulevard (CR 657) where they will be directed east along Stone Harbor Boulevard back to Third Avenue (CR 619).
Motorists travelling south on Third Avenue (CR 619) and wishing to continue heading south to US Route 147 will be directed west at the 96th Street intersection onto Stone Harbor Boulevard (CR 657). Motorist will travel west on Stone Harbor Boulevard to the Route 9 intersection. Motorists will then be directed south on Route 9 to the intersection of Indian Trail Road (CR 618) where they will be directed east onto US Route 147.
Local Traffic will be permitted approaching the Great Channel Bridge, however, no traffic will be permitted to cross the bridge until this phase of construction is completed. The detour will end on or about February 9th.
Competitive Contracting Application Package Available for Summer Programming at Stone Harbor Recreation
New Hours for Construction Office As Of January 1st, 2023
Please note that as of January 1st, 2023, the Construction Office is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.