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Avalon Beach Fill Trucks Dump Tons

 

By Leslie Truluck

AVALON — Continuation of a north end beach fill between 10th and 16th streets began June 8 and will continue until June 18.
It is intended to reinforce a recent federal project between 9th to 18th streets that concluded June 4.
Trucks go on Avalon Boulevard to 30th Street then to Avalon Avenue, where they will deliver an estimated 4,000 tons of sand to beach access spots at 10th, 12th and 15th streets during each working day, which are Monday through Thursday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
A resident bothered by traffic from trucks bringing sand to the beach made his gripe known at Borough Council’s meeting June 10.
John Oldham, an innkeeper at The Sealark Bed & Breakfast on First Avenue, asked if alternating routes could be taken next time to share the nuisance.
“If we do this again, it will be an emergency, because I’ve received numerous calls,” Council President David Ellenberg said.
With a goal to widen the beach area to a width of 150 feet, a contract was awarded to Fuller Environmental, who is using local contractor Albrecht & Heun as the material supplier.
A volume of 103,000 cubic yards of sand was trucked into Avalon during the federal beach fill project bringing about 140,000 tons of sand.
An additional 48,000 tons of sand is being trucked in during the local portion of the project.
Ellenberg asked Borough Engineer Thomas Thornton if streets have been damaged from truck traffic.
Thornton said there might be more bumps on Avalon Avenue.
All work is expected to be complete by June 19 and all beach access ramps will be open in the project area.
Contact Truluck at (609) 886-8600 ext. 24 or at: ltruluck@cmcherald.com.

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