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Jamestown Beach Restoration
Shoreline Stabilization and Restoration, Phase 2 - Complete

Dec. 9, 2013

Scope of Work

This project consisted of 450 linear feet of shoreline stabilization. The work included the removal of one existing concrete rubble groin, the installation of one offshore breakwater, 3,000 cubic yards of sand fill beach nourishment and the installation of approximately 2,000 square feet of Spartina patens in designated areas landward of the breakwater. This restoration phase is the middle portion of the Jamestown Beach. The project was 50 percent funded by a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant.

Status of Project

The design and permitting of the project was completed by General Services.  Following construction activities, wetland plants were installed to complete the living shoreline project.


Date of Completion - Dec. 15, 2012

Note: Construction activities were completed on time and within the environmental permit requirements. Wetland plants were installed in April 2013.

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Phase 2 Jamestown Beach
Jamestown Beach 1
Jamestown Beach 2

Construction Budget

Project design contract cost - $188,524
Contract change orders approved to date - $5,935*
Current balance -  $0

*Caused by the need for additional armor stone for the breakwater and removal of excess concrete rubble from the beach above the estimated contract amount.  Because of negotiations with the contractor prior to start of work, project was completed within budget.


  • Receipt of Land and Water Conservation Fund grant.
  • Obtaining all environmental permits for the project.
  • Completion of construction activities.
  • Installation of wetland plants.


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