Federal funds will re-nourish Virginia Beach Oceanfront beaches

Federal funds will re-nourish Virginia Beach Oceanfront beaches
Last re-nourishment took place in 2013
VIRGINIA BEACH — It was announced last week that the city would be on the receiving end of $17.6 million for “re-nourishment” of the beach from Rudee Inlet north to 89th Street.

Although the funding has already been revealed via an emailed announcement from U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine as part of the Army Corps of Engineers “work plan,” actual work isn’t expected to start until next year.

“Given typical contract preparation and environmental coordination time frames, we expect the project to begin no earlier than spring of 2019,” said Phillip Roehrs, the Water Resources Engineer for the city. “The work will move from south to north, beginning at the pier and moving on to 89thStreet as work progresses.”

The last such replenishment work at the oceanfront took place in 2013. Read more.

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