Delays push Delaware beach replenishment into summer

Popular News

Trial concludes in lawsuit over school funding in Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Testimony has ended in a lawsuit alleging that Delaware officials are...

ICE explores opening new detention center in Maryland

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. immigration officials are considering opening a detention center in Maryland...

Delaware man pleads not guilty in federal child porn case

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man has pleaded not guilty in a federal child pornography case.

Delays push Delaware beach replenishment into summer

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
 

BETHANY BEACH, Del. (AP) — Complications will force replenishment of Delaware's beaches to stretch into their peak season

this year.

Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Steve Rochette tells The News Journal of Wilmington that a limited number of dredges nationwide has delayed the schedule for work in Bethany Beach, South Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island.

Bethany Beach Town Manager Cliff Graviet also attributed the delays to obtaining permits and funding. He says the first stage will begin mid-May in Bethany Beach, and take 28 days.

The total project is expected to cost more than $19 million and could stretch into late July.

Rochette says the contractor will close down 1,000 feet (305 meters) at a time to lessen the impact on the thousands of visitors who descend upon Delaware's beaches in the summer.

Source: AP

All contents © copyright 2018 Associated Press. All rights reserved.


 

 


Recommends

Trial concludes in lawsuit over school funding in Delaware

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Testimony has ended in a lawsuit alleging that Delaware officials are failing to provide adequate educational opportunities for disadvantaged students, partly because local school property tax collections are based on assessments that are decades old.

ICE explores opening new detention center in Maryland

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. immigration officials are considering opening a detention center in Maryland that could house hundreds of men and women.

Events

CONCERT CALENDAR

Here is a quick look at the upcoming shows.