Dredging & Marine Construction

Virginia Beach Dredging Kicks Off

Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District and the City of Virginia Beach announced that Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, LLC has again started dredging work on the Virginia Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project.

The project, which began in late June, renourished 75 percent of the oceanfront in approximately two months. The contractor halted operations on September 1 for a sea turtle migration time-of-year restriction imposed by the district

Sandbridge is expected to start later this winter and be wrapped up by May.

Ashton Burgin, Norfolk District project manager said the contractor expects completion within four weeks of resuming operations.

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Virginia Beach’s hurricane and storm-damage reduction system was originally completed in 2001, and this is the second beach-replenishment contract since initial construction. The first occurred in 2012, when crews placed 1.25 million cubic yards of sand on the beach.

This project consists of beach-berm renourishment along the Virginia Beach oceanfront to provide a minimum elevation of 9 feet above sea level and minimum crest width of 100 feet.