The Christie Administration, in partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers, this week announced the award to reconstruct beaches, stormwater outfalls and implement modifications to existing groins in the area of Loch Arbour and Deal in Monmouth County.
Work is slated to begin in the spring.
The contract for the storm risk reduction project will complete the last remaining section for the 21 miles of shoreline between Sea Bright and Manasquan, according to Col. Paul Owen, commander, Army Corps of Engineers, New York District.
The contract calls for pumping about 1.4 million cubic yards of sand on 1.6 miles of beach in Elberon and Deal, along with modification to six existing stormwater outfalls and modification of two existing groins, which are coastal protect structures that extend from the beach into the ocean.
The second contract includes beach fill, modification of existing outfalls and modification of an existing groin and is scheduled to be awarded in the summer of 2015. This will complete work on a 3.5-mile section of beach. The beach will be 100 feet wide.