Beach Expansion Completed in Egg Harbor

Last month the Village of Egg Harbor announced it had made an offer on an acre of the Alpine Resort shoreline property. This month, it announced the completion of an expansion on the other side of its beach property. 

The village expanded beach frontage this year by 50 percent, added ADA accessibility to the water’s edge, created a recessed beach that’s usable even with extreme high-water levels, and added stone revetments as seating. 

The $824,792 project included $148,000 for rerouting the sewer and $596,792 for beach construction. The cost to the village was $657,792. The village was supported with grants of $32,000 from the Coastal Management Program and $120,000 from the Fund for Lake Michigan, plus $15,000 in cost sharing for the sewer rerouting from SmithGroup JJR, the project’s lead engineers. 

Rass Excavating of Sturgeon Bay executed the project.

The village also has an offer in on a portion of the Alpine Resort property that would expand the beach, add parking and allow for moving a pump station out of the center of the existing beach property.