Broadkill Beach could see major sand replenishment

By The Associated Press 9:01am, April 5, 2013
Delaware's Broadkill Beach is poised to see a major replenishment of sand to repair storm damage, but all 38 property owners in the area must sign off on it.

The News Journal reports that property owners must all sign easements to allow the work to take place and give the public access to the beach.

If the project moves forward, residents would get a wide beach and a large dune along 15,000 feet of shoreline. Some 1.9 million cubic yards of sand is expected to be pumped in. And it wouldn't cost the state or residents anything.

The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority would pay 35 percent of the cost, and the Army Corps Of Engineers would pay the balance as part of the Delaware River and Bay deepening project.

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