NEW YORK - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District awarded a $38 million contract on January 20, 2015 to Manson Construction Company to reconstruct beaches, storm water outfalls and implement modifications to existing groins along an area from Elberon to Loch Arbour, in Monmouth County, New Jersey.
Approximately 4.45 million cubic yards of sand will be pumped onto the beach along a 3.5 mile area.
The contract is part of the Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet Beach Erosion Control Project.
Work is scheduled to commence this spring.
The contract is the first of two for the Elberon to Loch Arbour Storm Risk Reduction Project and will enable the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin work on completing the remaining section for 21 miles of shoreline between Sea Bright and Manasquan, New Jersey.
"This project is another example of great teamwork for our continued efforts to increase resiliency on the New Jersey shore in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy," said Col. Paul Owen, Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District. "We have had great cooperation between the State of New Jersey, local municipalities, the public, and political interests, as we have worked together to refine and complete the plans for the project and award the first of two construction contracts. Once completed, it will provide additional beach erosion control and storm risk reduction to coastal communities in New Jersey."
The restore and repair work is funded through the Army Corps’ Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies Program. Construction is funded by the federal government through the 2013 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act (PL113-2), often referred to as the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill. The second contract is scheduled to be awarded this summer.
Release no. 15-001