Picture of the Day: Absecon Inlet Works Begin

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has begun demolition work along the Absecon Inlet in the northern end of Atlantic City.

USACE and its contractor are building a sections of a seawall and rebuilding a part of the boardwalk in partnership with the state and city.

The $43 million project will provides flood and coastal storm damage reduction along Absecon Inlet.

Phase one of the project includes construction of a seawall and Boardwalk from Oriental Avenue to Melrose Avenue. The completion of the phase 1 has been set for late 2016.

The second phase of the project will begin later this year and should end in about a year. The work on the phase three will start next spring and is expected to be finished by summer 2017.