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A retaining wall is being constructed approximately 0.25 mile west of Elephant Rock on the north side of Dillon Beach Road to abate further ground movement and stabilize the ground below the roadway at this location. A geotechnical assessment determined that the ground beneath the roadway was slowly sliding out and, if left unaddressed, would eventually result in full road closure. As this segment of Dillon Beach Road is the only route to the township, the County considers the new retaining wall a high priority.
The $570,000 project is funded by the County’s Road and Bridge Fund.
Construction will take place on weekdays and will require a lane closure for the duration of the project during daytime work hours. All traffic will flow through single-lane, alternating access controlled by flaggers or portable traffic signals, depending on the needs of the construction activities. Traffic delays will be kept as short as possible while still allowing crews to work safely. Some of the more intensive construction work, such as the drilling and positioning of the steel beams, will require longer traffic wait times of up to 20 minutes.
- Construction begins
- Retaining wall completed
- Sloping, erosion control, shoulder backing, and guardrail work
- Project completed