UPDATED: Beach Replenishment Underway in Rehoboth Beach
UPDATED – 4/21/23 – Beach replenishment is underway in Rehoboth Beach. The equipment is set up at Olive Avenue and work will be done to the north – and then to the south over a 21 day operation. Work in Dewey Beach is expected to begin around May 7th with that portion of the project taking about 12 days. Dates are approximate due to unforeseen mechanical and/or weather delays. The $23.8-million project is funded through the US Army Corps of Engineers and DNREC. Weeks Marine from New Jersey is the contractor for the project.
This is the schedule for work as of Thursday, April 20:
- Rehoboth Beach – 4/16/23 (21 day) Options 1, 2 and 3 to be awarded (100,000 cyds)
- Dewey Beach – 5/7/23 (approx. 12 days)
- Bethany Beach – 5/19/23 (approx. 24 days) Options 7 and 9 to be awarded (75,000 cyds)
- S. Bethany – 6/12/23 (approx. 19 days) Option 12 to be awarded (30,000 cyds)
- Fenwick Island – 7/1/23 (approx. 14 days)
UPDATED – 4/13/23 – A few delays for weather and equipment issues but beach replenishment is expected to begin in Rehoboth Beach on Saturday. The resort will receive about 300,000 cubic yards of sand from the northern end of Rehoboth Beach to Delaware Avenue. Work will be done 24/7 for several weeks before moving on to Dewey Beach followed by Bethany Beach and South Bethany and Fenwick Island.
The $23.8-million project is funded through the US Army Corps of Engineers and DNREC. Weeks Marine from New Jersey is the contractor for the project.
Weeks Marine will begin beach replenishment in Rehoboth Beach this week. This is a $23.8-million project that will work three areas – Rehoboth and Dewey Beach, Bethany and South Bethany and Fenwick Island. According to the US Army Corps of Engineers – a pipe landing will be made between Olive and Virginia Avenue with work proceeding north – and then to the south.
Work in Dewey Beach will begin when Rehoboth is finished – the pipe landing there between Read and Rodney Streets – and like Rehoboth – working first to the north and then to the south. While most of the work will be widening the beaches between the toe of the dune to the water line, there will also be dune and beach access point repairs where needed. Some areas still have steep cliffs after last fall’s nor’easter.