Lewes Boat Ramp Project
Delaware DNREC awarded JJID, Inc. the contract for the construction of a new boat ramp facility along the Broadkill River in Lewes, Delaware. The project duration is on a fast track basis in order to allow DNREC to open the new six-acre facility in time for the 2008 recreational boating season.
JJID had to work with volatile tides and strong winds to perform marine construction activities. Due to the changes tides work was performed with two shifts a day. Marine activities subject to these challenges include the installation of 4,000 tons of armor stone along the shoreline of the Broadkill River.
Approximately two hundred 12” diameter timber piles will be driven to support 3,740 square feet of timber walkways, piers and docks. Also included is the installation of 300 linear feet of aluminum sheeting, a 1,200-square yard PCC boat ramp and floating docks. Site work was being performed concurrently with marine activities to meet the aggressive project schedule. This work includes the excavation and embankment of over 6,000 cubic yards of soils, placement of 4,000+ tons of hot mix for access and parking areas, 15,720 square feet of filter strips and 700 linear feet of biofiltration swales.