A week after a beach-replenishment project began on the north end of Ocean City, crews appear to be making good progress as dredge pumps work 24 hours a day.
Waverly Beach — one of the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy — is largely restored, and geotubes that were completely exposed when the Oct. 29 storm struck are now sitting in troughs below the beach level. (See sequence of before-and-after images in the video above.)
The project began at the jetty that separates North Street Beach from Atlantic Blvd. Beach (near the intersection of Beach Road and E. Atlantic Blvd.), and it has reached Surf Road Beach, where work was just beginning on Saturday (Feb. 23).
The $10 million to $15 million project began Feb. 15 and will continue for about three months until beaches from Seaspray Road to 14th Street are widened. Read more on project details.