At least 140,000 cubic yards of sand will be placed on Avalon’s beaches this winter, according to the borough.

Sand is designated for the north end beaches, from Ninth Street south to 20th Street, according to a release from Avalon. As much as 190,000 cubic yards of sand may be placed on the beaches.

The United States Army Corps of Engineers awarded a base bid totaling $4.59 million from to be used for beach fill in Avalon and Stone Harbor.  The intent is to restore the beaches to pre-Hurricane Irene conditions.

Norfolk Dredging Company, which is the successful bidder on the project, said it will have a dredge in place by Dec. 15, according to the release. They will have 60 days to complete the beach fill. Once the work is complete in one community, it will take seven days to move the equipment to the second community.

Avalon will receive about 2,200 linear feet of dune grass to be planted in the beach fill area.

Stone Harbor has not yet released information regarding a beach fill.

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