The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District completed beach replenishment work along the Jersey shore from Sea Bright to Manasquan.
The periodic re-nourishment of Sea Bright to Long Branch contract was completed on November 26, 2020. A total of 2.8 million cubic yards of sand was placed in highly eroded areas in Sea Bright, Monmouth Beach and Long Branch, Monmouth County, N.J.
"This contract provided much needed beach erosion control and storm risk reduction to coastal areas," said Col. Matthew W. Luzzatto, Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District. "This is another example of excellent collaboration between the state of New Jersey and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to increase resiliency along the shore."
“I’m proud to announce that we have just completed another beach replenishment project. These projects will go a long way to ensuring our coastline remains resilient and enjoyable for years to come,” Congressman Pallone said. “I would like to thank the Army Corps of Engineers for their hard work and dedication to keeping our Jersey Shore coastal communities safe and enjoyable for residents and tourists alike.”
The contract was funded with FY19 and FY20 appropriations, as well as non-Federal contributions from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Monmouth County and the three municipalities for a total of $55.1 million.
The project is authorized for periodic re-nourishment until 2047. It’s anticipated the next cycle will take place between Asbury Park and Manasquan.
Release no. 20-045