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Williamsburg, VA 23188

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Jamestown Beach Restoration Shoreline Stabilization and Restoration, Phase 3

July 2015

Scope of Work

This project consists of 500 linear feet of shoreline stabilization and creation of a paddle craft launch area. The work includes the removal of existing concrete rubble along much of the shoreline, the installation of an offshore stone breakwater, a stone spur, sand fill beach nourishment, the installation of wetlands plants in designated areas landward of the breakwater, and a drop off area for paddle craft. The project also involves the creation of a tidal wetlands mitigation site and stabilization of the existing eroded bank behind the shoreline. This project is the final phase of the Jamestown Beach shoreline restoration and is adjacent to the 4-H Club property.


Civil Engineering Design: Complete – 100 percent progress
Construction Phase:  Start - February 2015

Budget - Estimated Budget - $375,000
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. -   $26,135
Contract amount and percent completed - $26,135 – 100 percent  
Additional services - $3,530

shoreline   shoreline 2
Phase 3 picture 4
Phase 3 photo 5
  Jamestown Beach – Location of Phase 3
Phase 3 photo
  Existing Conditions – Rubble to be removed
Phase3 -  1 picture   Existing Conditions – Rubble to be removed
Phase 2 photo   Phase 2 Restoration area with Phase 3 in background
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Water’s Edge Construction - $284,891
Current payout and percent complete - $298,663.48 – 100 percent
Contract change orders approved - $13,772.48*

*Caused by the need for placement of soil fill to cover unsuitable material (concrete rubble, bricks, etc.) dumped by previous owner along the shoreline that could not be removed without significant excavation of the site.


  • Final design completed
  • All wetlands permits obtained
  • Additional archaeology work completed and approved by the state
  • Construction begun Feb. 20, 2015
  • Stone structures completed March 30, 2015
  • Slope stabilization completed Apr. 4, 2015
  • Access road to paddle craft launch area completed Apr. 29, 2015
  • Completed placement of sand beach nourishment May 15, 2015 
  • Review as-built drawings

Next Steps

  • N/A


Project Issues

  • Weather impacts due to snow and frequent rains

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