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Del. Beach Restoration Effort to Begin Next Week

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FENWICK ISLAND, Del. (AP) - Beach restoration efforts along Delaware's coast are expected to begin next week.

The $19.3 million effort will begin start at Fenwick Island, where dredge anchors are already staged off the beach. Work there is expected to take three to four weeks and then the crew will move on to Bethany, Dewey, and Rehoboth. More than six miles of resort shoreline is expected to be returned to its full width by mid-December.

Fenwick's Town Manager Merritt Burke IV says work will be focused in 1,000-foot-wide sections and beachgoers will be directed around the construction areas.

Federal aid from the more than $60 billion Superstorm Sandy recovery package will pay for the project, with a separate, $6.6 million repair and expansion of an area north of the Indian River Inlet.

 

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