Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. said today that the federally funded contract for beach replenishment from Elberon to northern Deal has been awarded.
It will complete the second and final phase of the beach replenishment from Elberon and Loch Arbour.
The project will cover the area stretching from Lake Takanassee in Elberon to Philips Avenue in Deal.
The Army Corps of Engineers awarded the contract for the $86,722,210 project to Manson Construction Company.
Work to replenish this stretch of the shore will begin this fall and will continue into 2016. The funding for this project is part of the Sandy aid package that Congressman Pallone fought for in Congress.
“After a hard fight in Congress for the Sandy relief funding New Jersey deserves, I am glad to see this important beach replenishment project poised for completion,” said Congressman Pallone. “Beaches are a fundamental part of life for residents and the tourist economy, and they must be protected and maintained.”
This contract will cover the placement of 3 million cubic yards of sand for reconstruction of the shoreline. It also includes lengthening 10 existing stormwater outfalls, and notching a groin at Phillips Avenue.