Multi-year bay dredging project in Wildwood Crest to commence in September

The Sunset Lake area and surrounding channels in the bay to the west of Wildwood Crest will be part of a multi-year dredging project expected to commence in September.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation Office of Maritime Resources is set to dredge boating channels in North Wildwood, Wildwood and West Wildwood from the mouth of Beach Creek to Post Creek Basin from early September 2023 through the end of January 2024. The project will remove shoals and restore navigability. Work will be done up to seven days per week and up to 24 hours per day.

Approximately 124,000 cubic yards of sediment will be removed using a hydraulic cutterhead pipeline dredge and pumped to one of three sites for dewatering – 401/501 W. 26th Avenue in North Wildwood, 510 New York Avenue in North Wildwood and 525
Spicer Avenue in Wildwood.

Once dewatered, the material will be removed from the site and shipped to the Tuckahoe Turf Farm in Atlantic County for use as agricultural soil. Trucking operations are set to begin on or about early February 2024 and should be complete on or about late May 2024 and will follow main routes to and from the sites in accordance with municipal and county approved trucking routes. A second phase of this project that will dredge areas of the bay behind Wildwood Crest is set to commence in late spring 2024.

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