DESCRIPTION: The project involves the construction of about 7,070 feet of levees, 3,585 feet of floodwalls, 2,640 feet of dune, and beach renourishment at 10-year intervals along the Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay in Port Monmouth Middletown Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. The project provides protection to low-lying residential and commercial structures, built upon and near salt and freshwater marshes that are experiencing flooding caused by coastal storm inundation. This problem has progressively worsened in recent years due to loss of protective beaches and increased urbanization in the area with structures susceptible to flooding from rainfall and coastal storm surges, erosion and wave attack, combined with restrictions to channel flow in the tidal creeks. This area was devastated by Superstorm Sandy.
AUTHORIZATION: The project is authorized for construction under Section 101 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2000. The authorization provides for hurricane and storm damage reduction, in the Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay, Port Monmouth, New Jersey.
STATUS: A feasibility report completed in June 2000 recommended Federal participation in a combined hurricane and storm damage reduction project for the community of Port Monmouth, New Jersey. The Preconstruction, Engineering and Design (PED) Phase was initiated in May 2002. A Hurricane Sandy Limited Reevaluation Report(HSLRR) approved December 2013. The first set of Plans and Specifications (P&S) have been completed and a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) between the US Army Corps of Engineers and NJ Department of Environmental Protection was executed in January 2014. The dune, groin, pier extension and beach fill coastal features of the project have been completed. Currently the engineering and design work is underway for the remaining project components that include Wetland mitigation, Pump Stations, Road Raising, Closure Gates, Levees, and Floodwalls so that construction contracts may be awarded in 2016.
Mr. David Gentile
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District
Phone: (917) 790-8483
Programs and Project Management Division
26 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278-0090
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS: NJ-06
Current as of February 2016