Meeting Set on NJ Flood Project

The USACE, New York District, will be holding a public information session to provide a status update on the Port Monmouth Flood Control Project which will include briefing the current alignment, phases and features of the project with some visual aids.

This meeting, which is being organized in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), will take place on October 29, in Port Monmouth, NJ.

At the session, the Corps will also provide an update on the status of the upcoming construction contracts.

The Port Monmouth Flood Control project involves the construction of about 7,070 feet of levees, 3,585 feet of floodwalls, 2,640 feet of dune, and beach renourishment at 10-year intervals along the Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay in Port Monmouth Middletown Township, Monmouth County.

The Army Corps of Engineers will execute 5 construction contracts in order to complete this project. The entire project cost is an estimated $105 million.

The first contract involved building a new groin, pier extension, dune and beach berm system.

It also included 2,640 feet of protective dunes with a wide flat beach berm in front of the dune and nourishment of the beach with roughly 400,000 cubic yards of sand. The project was completed in June 2015 and cost roughly $18 million.

Detailed design work is ongoing for work to be accomplished in the 2nd phase of the Project which will include a system of levees, floodwall, closure gates, pump stations, road raising and other elements to reduce risks from coastal flooding.

The Corps expects to begin awarding contracts for the 2nd phase in May 2016.

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