Cape Henry Beach Replenishment Update #3

The contractor was not able to work on Wednesday 3/3/10 (due to the Nor’easter) and the remaining sand material removal from the Maple Street Dredge disposal area is taking longer to remove than we first anticipated.  We anticipate completion of the truck haul early next week and then another week to re-establish the Oak Street vehicular beach access. 

The following is the third weekly update for the Cape Henry Beach truck haul replenishment contract as provided by Phill Roehrs, Water Resources Engineer with Public Works Engineering:  

“As of the close of business on Monday, March 1, the contractor had hauled 36,000 cubic yards of sand to the eastern portion of Cape Henry Beach.  The entire reach from Ships Watch Court, where replenishment from the navigation project terminated, to the border with First Landing State Park/Kendall Street has received sand from this effort. 

Approximately 4,000 cubic yards of material remained available at Monday’s close for hauling to the beach – our revised estimate for total quantity is 40,000 cubic yards.  The remaining material will be spread to the east of Oak Street.  The sand quality continues to be outstanding. 

Hauling did not occur this past Saturday, February 27; the contractor used the time to scour the Maple Street Dredged Material Management Area for all remaining sand, creating a final stockpile and reconfiguring the staging for efficient hauling this week.  We anticipate that the haul will be completed sometime this week.  The restoration of the Oak Street vehicular beach access will commence immediately following the truck haul.  Work hours for the truck haul and the beach access restoration will continue as 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. 

No citizen concerns were received this week, and there have been no reported traffic incidents.  No damage to Oak Street has been observed, however a final and detailed inspection will occur after the completion of the beach access restoration and any needed repairs will be promptly scheduled.  A topographic survey of the beach has been scheduled to commence next week to document the ‘after placement’ condition.” 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please let me know and I will be happy to assist you.   Thank you.  

Drew Lankford

Media and Communications Department of Public Works. City of Virginia Beach (O)  757.385.8062, (C)  757.409.4353

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