Lewes beach renourishment project underway

Army Corps of Engineers trucking sand in from Seaford
January 18, 2018

The beach near Roosevelt Inlet in Lewes is getting more sand thanks to a renourishment project from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

Contractor MZM Construction is trucking about 30,000 cubic yards of sand to Lewes from a pit in Seaford. 

“For most of our beachfill projects, we dredge sand from the inlet or offshore and pump it onshore, but with smaller projects and sand quantities, it can be more cost-effective to use trucks,” said Steve Rochette, spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The purpose of the project is to reduce the risk of storm damage to infrastructure, Rochette said. 

Work is expected to be complete by early to mid-January.