Beaches to undergo restoration funded by gov't to fix Sandy damage

Plans are in motion for the biggest beach replenishment the state has ever seen to possibly begin this summer. Rep. Frank Pallone says the federal

Rep. Frank Pallone says the federal government could

Rep. Frank Pallone says the federal government could foot the bill for as much as $200 million to restore the Shore's beaches.

MANASQUAN - Plans are in motion for the biggest beach replenishment project the state has ever seen to possibly begin this summer.

Rep. Frank Pallone says the federal government could foot the bill for as much as $200 million to restore the Shore's beaches that were destroyed during Sandy. Work could start as early as the summer and is expected to stretch from Sandy Hook to the Barnegat Inlet.

Pallone says he believes the federal government will be funding all of the project, but that has yet to be made final.

According to a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the beaches will be raised to the original level that was authorized by Congress. The beaches will nearly be 100 feet wide and 10 feet above sea level to hopefully prevent future storm damage.

Pallone expects the project to be completed in about a year.
 

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