The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the award of a $87,006,410 contract on September 4, 2015 to Manson Construction Company to construct a coastal storm risk management project consisting of a beach berm and groin and outfall modifications in Elberon and Deal, New Jersey.
"This contract award is the result of outstanding teamwork and cooperation on all levels of government to increase resiliency and reduce risk from storm damage on the New Jersey shore in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy," said Colonel David Caldwell, the Army Corps' New York District Commander. "We've had great cooperation between the State, municipalities, public, and elected officials, who have worked together on the development of this important coastal storm risk management project."
Work is anticipated to begin this fall and is part of the larger Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet Section I Beach Erosion Control project. The section that is being constructed via this contract will complete the larger project that began in the 1990s.
This contract will involve the placement of 3 million cubic yards of sand onto the beach along a 1.5 mile stretch of beach located between Phillips Avenue in Deal, NJ and Lake Takanassee in Elberon. Once completed, it will provide additional beach erosion control and storm risk reduction to this coastal area in New Jersey.
The contract is 100 percent federally funded through the 2013 Disaster Relief Appropriations Act (PL113-2), often referred to as the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill.
Project Manager for this contract is Ms. Jenifer Thalhauser, Army Corps New York District.
Release no. 15-011