Dune Project Information

We have compiled a few important facts on the dune replenishment project and will provide updates as the project progresses.

*Important Update as of June 29, 2017*

The Army Corps of Engineers notified the City of Ventnor that the beach replenishment currently taking place on the south end of Ventnor will cease July 6 and move into Margate and Longport. Work is expected to resume in Ventnor no sooner than late August or early September.

Ventnor City Commissioner Lance Landgraf said the change is due to weather delays and the need to reallocate how equipment is being used on the various beaches on Absecon Island.

The work in Ventnor, which will be completed on roughly the same schedule that was originally announced, will use the same “cutter dredge” that is doing the work in Atlantic City. Once the work is done in Atlantic City, it will move to Ventnor – most likely at the end of August or early September, depending on any delays the project may experience.

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For daily updates from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, please click on the link below:

Absecon Island Construction Status Updates

General Information:

  • The project will be completed from south to north, starting at Fredericksburg Avenue with the construction of the new dune, then continuing north to replenish the existing dune system. 
  • The pipe providing dredge sand for the project will come ashore at Fredericksburg Avenue and feed sand up the beach for the entirety of the project.
  • Work will take 47 days to complete. The timeline includes approx. five days for delays due to weather or other problems. 
  • The entire beach will not be disrupted. Replenishment will be limited to approx. 1,000 ft. at a time (about 1-2 blocks). This area will be identified prior to lifeguards coming on duty. The rest of the beach will remain accessible.
  • A gravel or sand path will provide access to the beach from the boardwalk and will continue as flat as possible over dunes.
  • Equipment will be housed between the Volleyball courts and Suffolk Avenue while not in use.

For more information, please see:

Frequently Asked Questions

For all other inquiries, please contact:

Steve Rochette
Public Affairs Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District
215-656-6432