Pallone Announces Beach Replenishment Beginning in July for Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach

Jun 21, 2013 Issues: Environment, Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey

Long Branch, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the contract has been awarded to Great Lakes Dredging and Dock Company, LLC for the beach fill project in Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach and that work will begin by the end of next month.  The contractor will use 2.5 million cubic yards of sand and must complete the project within 175 days after it starts.  This portion of the beach is part of a larger beach replenishment project from Sea Bright to Manasquan that will move forward in 3 additional phases.

“Unfortunately, Superstorm Sandy made the conditions of some of our beaches go from bad to worse, but once this project is complete, our beaches will be replenished and wider than they were even before the storm” said Congressman Pallone.  “I have fought for these projects for years, and I’m pleased to finally see progress.”

"The Army Corps of Engineers is excited to award this contract for emergency beach replenishment in Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach which will mitigate the impacts of future storms big and small," said New York District Commander Col. Paul E. Owen. "This contract is the first of four that will restore beaches from Sea Bright to Manasquan and we hope that in addition to providing beach erosion control and storm risk reduction that this work also help the region heal by restoring an important and central element to these coastal communities."

$102 million has been allocated to restore beaches from Sea Bright to Manasquan from the Sandy aid package, which Pallone fought to pass in Congress.  The Army Corps of Engineers will complete this project through four contracts with this phase representing $25,590,800 worth of work.  The remaining three contracts: Belmar to Manasquan, Long Branch, and Asbury to Avon will be awarded in July.  The Army Corps of Engineers expects to complete the entire project by the beginning of next year.