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Shoreline Stabilization Project Underway in Dewey Beach

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DEWEY BEACH, Del.- Dewey Beach's Shoreline Stabilization project began Monday at the end of Read Avenue. Despite Tuesday's wet weather, the contractor could be seen working to build a dune in front of the bay. In addition to the dune, a new underground pipe with a better valving system will be installed. 

Town Manager Scott Koenig says the $250,000 project has been in the works for months. It was originally scheduled to begin two weeks ago, but the tide was too high. 

"The intent of the project is to expand the shoreline with some rip rap, install a small dune about three-and-a-half feet high and also to install valving and a large junction box for the storm water pipe coming down," says Koenig. 

Koenig says the project is expected to be complete within two weeks. The project will help storm water discharge transfer into the bay while preventing the bay from overflowing back into the street. 

Koenig acknowledges that water higher than three-and-a-half feet could still make it over the dune. 

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