Margate Dune Project Delayed So All Sides Can Work on Solution

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MARGATE, N.J. -

Here is the latest on the battle over the dune project in Margate as city officials received a win in court on Thursday, August, 3rd.

A state judge has ordered the U.S. government's construction of sand dunes to be shut down for at least one week so that all sides can work together to come up with a solution.

Heavy rain over the weekend caused so-called "lakes" to form between the bulkhead and the new dunes, which residents say have restricted access to the beaches and could be collecting bacteria harmful to their health.

City officials and many residents at the Jersey shore beach town have opposed the project since it was announced and filed a lawsuit to stop the project entirely but dropped it back in April.

The Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began constructing the dunes in July.


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