Major beach repairs delayed in Ocean City until summer ends

April 04, 2010

OCEAN CITY - Beach replenishment planned for the spring in Ocean City is being put off until after the summer because of delays by the Army Corps of Engineers. City Engineer Terry McGean said the bidding process was long and a contract was not awarded in time. He said the Army Corps worked hard, but its contract bids would not have been awarded until mid-May. Workers would have been pumping sand through August on that schedule. The city decided it had been able to patch its eroded sand dunes enough to get through the summer. Plans for major beach replenishment will go forward this year. Every four years, crews pump hundreds of thousands of cubic yards of sand from the ocean floor to the beach.

- Associated Press


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