LONG BRANCH - The Long Branch boardwalk could be back by next summer.
A mile of the boardwalk was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. Now, 2 1/2 years since the storm, construction is expected to begin by Memorial Day.
City officials tell News 12 New Jersey that the project was held up due to money issues.
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The majority of the construction should be completed by June 2016.