Cape Henry Beach Replenishment

The following notice was graciously sent to SDCC by Mr. Phill Roehrs, P.E. Water Resources Engineer with the City of VB Public Works Engineering.  Thank you Phill for keeping us up to date.

Dear Shore Drive Residents:

We wanted to let you know about an upcoming truck haul of sand from the City’s stockpile south of the Lynnhaven Boat Ramp and Beach Facility to a section of Cape Henry Beach.

As you know, the sand stockpile area has been the repository for sand dredged from the Crab Creek channel in recent years.  Portions of Cape Henry Beach have experienced erosion over the previous winter, and would benefit from the placement of the sand dredged from Crab Creek.

There is also a need to remove sand from the stockpile area to create capacity for future dredging of Crab Creek and to help alleviate space issues at the staging area for the Lesner Bridge Replacement Project.

As such, the City has begun coordinating a truck haul of up to 30,000 cubic yards of material from the sand stockpile to a portion of Cape Henry Beach for purposes of beach replenishment.

Some of the details are:

Ø Trucks will begin hauling sand as early as May 9, 2016, in an attempt to finish the beach work prior to Memorial Day.

Ø The replenishment area will be the area to the west of  the Lynnhaven Fishing Pier.

Ø The Jade Street beach access will serve as the vehicular access point for trucks hauling sand  to the beach.

Ø This truck haul will result in increased storm protection for portions of Cape Henry Beach just prior to the upcoming hurricane season, and will serve to nourish the beach westward to the Lesner Bridge by natural drift.

If you have any questions or would like further details about this project, please contact Thomas Gay via email at, or by phone at 385-4838.

Thank you for your time and please share this information.


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