VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- A $12 million beach replenishment project has been completed at Virginia Beach.
The Virginia Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1cceXaN ) the project had disrupted beach-goers and annoyed some homeowners, but city engineer Phill Roehers says all the heavy equipment should be off the beach soon.
Virginia Beach and the U.S. Corps of Engineers teamed up on the project to widen the beach between 15th and 70th streets.
The work was supposed to be finished by Memorial Day but city officials say it was delayed when a contractor sent a dredging vessel to another job.
The city split the project's cost with the federal government, picking up 35 percent of the tab.
Sand replenishment projects are designed to buffer the shoreline against storms to protect homes and businesses.
Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com
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