Carteret Readies Plans to Build 185 Slip Marina

Carteret, NJ – Mayor Daniel J Reiman has announced that the Borough will be accepting public competitive bids for phase II of the Carteret Marina Construction Project on Wednesday, July 12th at 10 AM. All sealed bids will be opened on the third floor in the council chambers of the Memorial Municipal Building, 61 Cooke Ave on that day and time.

The Municipal Marina project is a borough capital improvement project that received support from the New Jersey Department of Environment Protection’s Office of Natural Resource Restoration, the Funding of $6.5 million was announced in December and matches borough grant funds earmarked for the construction of a 185-slip public Marina.

Phase I of the project which included the dredging, remediation and disposal of 118,000 cubic yards of sediment and spoils was completed in early December at a cost of +/- $19 million. Phase I was funded by a grant from the NJDEP HDSRF program and matched with open space and remediation funds from the Borough & Middlesex County.  Phase I also included the installation of 1,500 linear feet of steel sheeting bulk head, which included over 250 steel H-piles ranging in length from 40 to 63 feet.

Phase II will see the improvement of the marina basin with a 700 foot steel wave screen breakwater and a 265 ft. floating wave attenuator to protect the marina and boats from the effects of water displacement and wave action while docked.  This part of phase II’s construction will be completed by December 31st before the moratorium on waterside construction is reinstated.   From December 31st to June 30th activities that disturb waterway sediments are prohibited because of their effects on marine life breeding.  Other improvements will include the installation of 38,000 square feet of concrete floating docks, a gas and diesel fueling station and sanitary pump out.

“The work done this year will complete much of the marina structure. Despite all of the obstacles thrown our way by out of control federal agencies & special interest groups, the project is moving forward,” said Mayor Reiman.  “Years of planning are finally paying off at the Waterfront.  Seventyfive percent of the project will be completed by the end of this year with the balance of the project being upland improvements. Carteret’s Marina is on target to be open for the 2018 boating season.”

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