Ocean City officials detail plans for $11.5 million beach rebuilding project, final leg of boardwalk rehab

Ocean City officials have detailed plans and a timetable for an $11.5 million project beginning this month to rebuild beaches at the northern end of the island – a project made more urgent after a 2016 winter storm struck the coast, causing flooding and erosion.


They also said the final leg of a multiphase rebuilding of the boardwalk would also start this month and be complete for it to reopen by March.


Mayor Jay Gillian said in a written update that the beach project will entail adding 930,000 cubic yards of sand between Seaspray Road and 12th Street. The sand will also be used to rebuild dunes near Fifth and 10th Streets. The project could be expanded a block or more depending on the results of surveys.


Work will begin the end of this month and run at least 50 days, meaning that it will run into December. However, it could take until January, officials said.


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