April 19, 2023
Beach Fill is Underway in Avalon
On Monday morning, April 17, the first grains of sand were taken from the Townsend’s Inlet borrow site and placed on the northern beaches of Avalon. The contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company (GLDD) is making steady progress in Avalon and is expected to complete their portion of the contract by May 9th. This will allow for beach fill operations in Stone Harbor to begin on the scheduled date of May 12th.
Over the next few weeks, we can anticipate the mobilization of pipes along Stone Harbor beaches, and a survey team will assess pre-fill conditions and make any necessary adjustments to the template. After the survey, discussions will take place to determine where the sand from the contract options will be placed. Currently, the project is on schedule, and Avalon’s progress will be closely monitored.