Revised Dredging Schedule for Cape Henry Beach

Revised Dredging Schedule for Cape Henry Beach

The following notice was sent to us by City Staffer, Drew Lankford, (757) 385-8062,

           Cottrell Contracting Corp. of Chesapeake has revised its schedule for the dredging project that is in progress at Cape Henry Beach.  Because of rough seas the week of Dec. 7, the contractor shifted their work and is currently dredging Long Creek and Long Creek Canal.  They are pumping this material into the Maple Street disposal area, which allows them to progress towards their scheduled completion date.  This work is part of their contract with the Army Corps of Engineers and allows them to continue with scheduled work without losing days due to weather conditions. 

             The dredge work on Long Creek is expected to be completed by Dec. 24.  The contractor plans to take a three-day holiday for the benefit of both their employees and residents.  They will continue their work on sand replenishment on Sunday, Dec. 27 when they will resume dredging in the inlet with sand replacement at Cape Henry Beach. 

            There are approximately 13,000 cubic yards of material yet to be dredged in the inlet channel, which should be sufficient to complete the replenishment of the bulkheaded section of beach just west of the Seagate condominium. 

            The city is planning a truck haul to the east end of Cape Henry Beach when the inlet dredge work is completed.  The city expects to receive Virginia Marine Resources Commission permission for that truck haul at the January meeting.

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