Pallone announces start of Elberon beach replenishment

New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. has announced that the Army Corps of Engineers will begin beach replenishment in Elberon around January 1.

The Corps will place 1.2 million cubic yards of sand starting at the southern end of Elberon at Lincoln Avenue in the next few weeks and work north to Takanassee Lake at North Lake Drive.

The Elberon project is expected to be completed no later than March 1. The federal funding comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Pallone pushed for last year.

Depending on the time it takes to complete the Elberon project, the Army Corps may also exercise an option to place 300,000 cubic yards of sand from Takanassee Lake north to Cedar Avenue in the West End section of Long Branch.

There is also an additional option in Monmouth Beach that includes 1 million cubic yards from Central Road south to Valentine Street.

“Beach replenishment is critical to our beaches and communities along the Jersey Shore,” Pallone said.

“Coastal restoration projects like beach replenishment ensure that our beaches and infrastructure remain resilient after bad weather events. Beach replenishment will make sure our beautiful beaches will remain safe and enjoyable for residents and tourists for years to come.”

“By replenishing New Jersey’s beaches, we better protect our communities from coastal erosion while improving our neighbors’ and visitors’ experience of the Jersey Shore,” said Shawn M. LaTourette, State Commissioner of Environmental Protection.

“Critical beach renourishment projects are only possible with the help of champions like Congressman Pallone, who has procured the federal resources to support this project, and our partners in project implementation, including the Army Corps of Engineers and municipalities like Long Branch.”