New Jersey: $37.4M beach replenishment to touch up post-Sandy beaches

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) - New sand is on its way to some New Jersey beaches that were rebuilt after Superstorm Sandy but have eroded since then.

Federal, state and local officials announced Friday that a new beach replenishment project will begin soon in Long Branch, Monmouth Beach and Sea Bright, an area that encompasses some of the most flood-prone sections of the Jersey Shore.

“In Long Branch, this was a record-breaking summer for beach revenue,” said Mayor John Pallone. “Beach replenishment is critical for shore protection and to continue those revenues.”

The $37.4 million project will start in December and should be finished by March.

It is deigned to repair and maintain beaches that were widened after Sandy struck the coast. The seventh anniversary of the destructive storm is Tuesday.

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