Schedule for Beach Replenishment Expected

We hope to hear soon about the schedule for the planned Beach Replenishment. Here is the most recent communication from Jim White, project manager:

 The contractor (Great Lakes Dredge & Dock) will provide their schedule for channel dredging and sand placement to the VPA sometime after the completion of the USACE Norfolk District ‘no hopper dredging time of year restriction’ ends (November 15, 2021). 

  1. The project will occur between Rookery Way to just east of 3556 Shore Drive Condominium.
  2. The beach berm will be constructed to an elevation of +7.0ft NAVD88.
  3. The beach berm width (the ‘recreational’ portion of the beach profile) will average 100ft.
  4. Sand will be placed as part of a dune restoration feature between Albemarle Ave. and Dinwiddie Rd.

The volume of sand available from the VPA project to build the beach, as permitted, is 400,000 cubic yards.  This volume of sand will be sufficient to replenish the beach to the project dimensions.

The USACE dredge Murden conducted some maintenance dredging of Lynnhaven Inlet.  This effort was to remove shoaling inside and outside of the inlet Federal channel and did not have a beach nourishment component as part of the mission. 

Respectfully,

James D. White, P.E.

Coastal Section Project Manager, City of Virginia Beach Public Works

Link to plans: Ocean-Park-Beach-Nourishment-jpa-permit-drawings.pdf

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