Ocean View Beaches to Better Weather a Storm


The beach 60-feet in the Willoughby Spit and East Ocean View areas is getting an facelift from storm damage.

City of Norfolk and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Norfolk District are working together on a coastal storm damage reduction project.

“For nearly 20 years the city has been working with the Army Corps of Engineers on a long-term solution for shoreline protection of the Ocean View beaches,” said Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim. “After years of analysis and study authorized by Congress we’re thrilled to see this project come to fruition.”

According to the City of Norfolk’s press release, the undertaking will be called the Willoughby Spit and Vicinity project. It includes shoreline and lands along the Chesapeake Bay from the eastern limit at the jetties of Little Creek Inlet to the western limit at the tip of Willoughby Spit.

Right now, the project is set to be completed by May 2016.  Construction is scheduled to start in Nov 2015 to avoid impacts to sea turtles.