Project Update


Updated 11 a.m. August 11, 2020


  • Update: As of Tuesday morning (August 11, 2020), sand-pumping operations have resumed after the completion of dredge repairs and work is approaching the Ocean City Music Pier. All beach entrances between Seventh Street and the Music Pier are closed. 
  • Where: The project will rebuild beaches between the terminal groin at Seaview Road and 13th Street. A dredge will be placed off Great Egg Harbor Inlet and a pipeline will run underwater and land on the beach near Morningside Road. 
  • Who: Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company has been awarded the contract by the federal Army Corps of Engineers.
  • What: The project will bring more than 1.6 million cubic yards of new sand to rebuild beaches across approximately 2.1 miles of Ocean City's northernmost and downtown beaches. Two blocks of beach at a time will be closed as work proceeds from Morningside southward to 13th Street. When that work is complete, the project will proceed northward from Morningside to Seaview Road. The contractor also will stockpile sand, so the city can rebuild areas of dune to create an uninterrupted line across the length of the project area.