NJ - Deal, Allenhurst and Loch Arbor getting $24M in new beach sand over next six months
Three Monmouth County beach towns — Deal, Allenhurst and Loch Arbour — will get new beach sand in a $24 million project to start next month.
There is an option to place fill in the Elberon section of Long Branch, which is still under review.
Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., said the federal investment in the project is $16.9 million, which is 65% of the total cost. He said state and local funds will make up the remaining cost.
The beach replenishment project, which will be carried out by the Army Corps of Engineers, 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 work is scheduled to be completed by the end of March if there are no weather or mechanical delays.
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Pallone, who has been a longtime advocate for beach replenishment along the Jersey Shore, called the projects critical to protecting the beach and local communities.