South Jersey shore beaches looking good for summer 2018

David Madden
May 27, 2018 - 8:55 pm

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SOUTH JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) -- Now that summer is unofficially here, you might be pondering a trip to the South Jersey shore. We checked on continuing efforts to keep those beaches in good shape. 

You may remember last summer, there was quite the stink over putting new protective dunes in Margate. That work is done, and a new drainage project there is on hold for the summer. The Army Corps of Engineers in Philadelphia has been busy since last Labor Day.

"Atlantic City we did renourishment where we've done work before and then soon after Labor Day in Ventnor," spokesman Ed Voigt said. "Since then we've also done that renourishment kind of work in Brigantine and North Ocean City. Then as far as new construction, back in January we finished up in Margate and then last month in Longport."

So where are they going to be this summer? The northern end of Long Beach Island in Ocean County, and you can thank or blame Mother Nature.

"There are three sections of Long Beach Island that had been constructed before Sandy hit. Surf City, Harvey Cedars and then a section of Brant Beach in Long Beach Township. So we're doing the renourishment of those areas," Voigt added.

But south of that, you're not likely to see a crew. Unless, of course, the weather causes a problem this summer.