The concrete ramp at Suffolk Avenue beach entrance is scheduled to be replaced as part of the Army Corps of Engineers Beach Fill project. The contractor is scheduled to mobilize on October 25. The ramp/beach entrance will be closed during the construction, which is anticipated to take approximately four weeks. The boardwalk will also be closed and impassible at Suffolk Avenue during the construction and boardwalk traffic will be detoured to Atlantic Avenue at Somerset and at Surrey.
The following modified summerschedule will begin Tuesday, May 25, 2021 and run through Labor Day 2021:
Beginning on Monday, March 22, for a six week period, the Ventnor Water & Sewer Utility, in conjuction with the fire department, will conduct flow testing of the City's fire hydrants and flushing of the system's water mains. The testing will begin at Jackson Avenue and proceed south to Fredericksburg Avenue, followed by Ventnor West, and finishing in Ventnor Heights. The testing will continue through Friday, April 31, 2021.
Residents should not be alarmed if discoloration of tap water is noticed, as this condition is not harmful and will dissipate. If you see brown water, run the water until it clears. Residents should avoid washing clothes, especially white loads, throughout the testing period or while water is discolored.
There may be periods where water pressure will drop somewhat when testing and flushing are ongoing throughout the day.
If you have any questions, please call Public Works at (609) 823-7935.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and its awarded contractor Great Lakes Dredging, will begin a beach replenishment project stretching from Atlantic City through Longport.
Ventnor will be the first area started (end of September, early October), then the work will progress to Margate, Longport and lastly, Atlantic City.
Ventnor is scheduled to receive approximately 426,00 cubic yards of sand. The proposed beach nourishment area in Ventnor will extend from Harvard Avenue to Fredericksburg Avenue and will include dune repair with grass plantings, cross over repair and street end scupper excavation (for street drainage onto the back beach area). The contract also includes the reconstruction of the Suffolk Avenue beach access ramp in Ventnor.
The contractor will utilize a hopper dredge for the Ventnor, Margate and Longport portion of the project that will remove sand from an offshore borrow zone and transport the material to a submerged pipe closer to the shore where it will pump sand to the beach. The landing area for the submerged pipe will be near Philadelphia Avenue in Ventnor.
For more information on the project, and to see recent updates, please click here (see Construction Status Info).
Please contact the Ventnor Public Works Department if you have any additional questions.
The following notice has been sent to property owners adjacent to the Boardwalk advising of the Structural Monitoring Program required by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in conjunction with the upcoming beachfill project.
Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, LLC (GLDD) has been awarded the contract from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to conduct beachfill and dune reconstruction operations from Brigantine Inlet to Great Egg Harbor Inlet, Absecon Island, New Jersey. Work on the beach with construction equipment will begin in September 2020. Construction work will be on-going from September 2020 – March 2021 and is expected to continue 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
As part of this contract, a structure monitoring program (SMP) will be conducted during construction. SSI, INC. (SSI) will perform this structure monitoring. SSI is an independent consulting firm specializing in the measurement and control of construction vibrations. SSI’s role in the project is to conduct exterior only pre-construction surveys of the buildings and improvements that are adjacent to the project and to implement seismic monitoring during construction.
The USACE has specified vibration control limits that will minimize the potential for any impact on your building from vibrations produced by the operation of construction equipment on the beach during the project. The vibration control standard for this project is based on decades of research and is accepted globally as a safe standard for the protection of drywall in residences from vibration impacts. However, even safe levels of vibration can be noticeable to occupants of nearby structures. This perceptibility is quite normal and is no cause for alarm.
If you have questions or concerns regarding this project or the structures monitoring program please call Mr. Patrick Hastings of SSI, at 1-888-250-6566 or Mr. Mandeep Talwar of the USACE, at 215-313-1150. If you do not want to be included in the SMP, please contact us.
Ventnor has awarded a contract to Arthur Henry Inc. for the Reconstruction of the Newport Avenue Municipal Parking Lot, and construction is scheduled to begin this Friday, May 1, 2020. The parking lot will be closed during construction and is tentatively scheduled to reopen on June 15, 2020.
The street sweeper that been under repair is now back in service as of Wednesday, October 30. Sweeping will be performed as scheduled.
Ventnor was awarded a $291,300 grant and $97,100 low interest loan from the New Jersey Green Acres Program for Ski Beach Park.
Ventnor Mayor Beth Holzman stated, "Ski Beach Park is a gem and now the City has the funds to make it shine. It is great to have this State grant, so local tax dollars are not needed to improve this park.”
Ski Beach Park is a 2.8-acre waterfront park in Ventnor that is popular with residents and visitors alike. It was the site of the highly successful Downbeach Seafood Festival and is a popular recreation spot owing to its unique water access.
The boat ramp at Ski Beach Park is one of the only public boat ramps found on Absecon Island. This makes Ventnor a popular boating destination for those enjoying the Intracoastal Waterway, Lakes Bay, and surrounding tidal areas.
The Green Acres Grant will fund the extension of the boat ramp and the construction of a floating dock next to the boat ramp which will support safer use by kayakers, paddleboarders, and other non-motorized watercraft users. The funding will also pay for paving repairs and lighting enhancements. Concrete pads for picnic tables are proposed to be installed along with a pavilion and bike racks. These improvements will help with access to and use of the park and will better establish Ski Beach Park as a community gathering place as well as a boat launch.
"We are proud of the grant application team and excited for Ventnor to be building on the positive relationship between this administration and the NJDEP Green Acres program," said Commissioner Kriebel.
"This improved park and waterway access will be a great asset to our hometown in the future. The meeting we had with Green Acres when we first took office to resolve old issues is paying dividends," added Commissioner Landgraf.