Beach replenishment coming to north end this spring

Feb 22, 2023

As part of a $23.8 million federal contract for beach replenishment in Delaware, the north end of Rehoboth Beach, from the city tennis courts on Surf Avenue south to Delaware Avenue, will receive approximately 300,000 cubic yards of sand this spring. Work is slated to begin April 15.

The hope is that work in Rehoboth will be completed in advance of the Memorial Day weekend unofficial summer season kickoff. "Regardless of the timing," Mayor Stan Mills told the Cape Gazette, "our crews are ready to react and have the beach ready for summer 2023 as soon as is realistic. We're in for a good summer."

The contractor for the replenishment project is Weeks Marine of Cranford, New Jersey. Funding is provided through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Other Delaware beaches to be replenished this spring include Dewey, Bethany, South Bethany, and Fenwick Island.

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