Work on beach replenishment in Monmouth Beach is expected to begin in November, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-6) announced this week.
Pallone said the contract for Monmouth Beach replenishment has been awarded to Weeks Marine for $12,913,250.
“The wind and flooding during Hurricane Irene proved how important beach replenishment is to the communities that receive it,” Pallone said in a release. “Beach replenishment protected the shore during the storm and as a result of storm damage this project is all the more necessary.”
Pallone has has not announced any plans for beach replenishment in Long Branch, but has been an advocate for it in the past.
At a press conference in July, Pallone said work could begin in nearby municipalities such as Sea Bright and the northern section of Long Branch. Long Branch beaches near and south of Pier Village were replenished several years ago.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocated $7.5 million for beach replenishment in Monmouth Beach in May, and according to the release, Pallone had already banked about $2.5 million in funding over the last few years.
“Now the work can begin. This project will make a significant impact in the community,” Pallone said in the release.
In July, Pallone said the project could be completed by early next year, and possibly as early as March.