Here is the latest from Jim White, Coastal Section Senior Project Manager for City of Virginia Beach Public Works, about the sand nourishment project for Ocean Park.
“The current schedule has Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) beginning sand placement operations on Friday, June 3, 2022 (weather, equipment or other unforseen conditions depending). GLDD plans to begin the beach nourishment just north of Albemarle Ave, progressing east towards the Lesner Bridge. (“then they will change direction and go toward Rookery Way”)
“The work area will be fenced off for the public’s safety. Work sections may range around 1,000 ft in length or a similar distance. GLDD will have safety personnel located at each end of the work area to assist beach goers and make sure they remain safe.”
Reminder from Mr. White for residents: “We request property owners to please remove property off of the beach before sand placement begins. Property may include (but not be limited to) sand fences, signs, volleyball posts, kayaks, catamarans, etc.” There are a good number of chairs, ropes, boats, ladders which are at the edge of the dunes and are at risk of being buried.