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Peter Ackerman

NJ - $24M beach fill project for Loch Arbour through Deal gets started

The federal investment in the project is $16.9 million, which is 65% of the total cost. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-New Jersey, said state and local funds will make up the remaining cost.

LOCH ARBOUR – Over the objections of some environmentalists, a $24 million beach fill project has started here and is expected to be completed by March 1, pending  major weather delays.

Three Jersey Shore towns — Loch Arbour, Allenhurst and Deal — will get sand in the beach replenishment project, which is being carried out by the Army Corps of Engineers. It will restore more than 1.1 million cubic yards of sand to the towns’ beaches. The amount of fill is equivalent to 51 football fields.

The federal investment in the project is $16.9 million, which is 65% of the total cost. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-New Jersey, said state and local funds will make up the remaining cost.

Pallone, who has been a longtime advocate for beach replenishment along the Jersey Shore, called the project critical to protecting the beach and local communities.

“Coastal restoration projects like beach replenishment ensure that our beaches and infrastructure remain resilient to bad weather events. I would like to thank the Army Corps of Engineers for their continued dedication to this important project in our state," Pallone said.

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