SEASIDE HEIGHTS - Seaside Heights is ready to take a big step in the recovery process after Hurricane Sandy.

Officials have announced that anyone will be allowed to enter the borough from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Any businesses which are ready will also be allowed to open during those hours.

The borough says it’s ready to let people come and go "whether they're here to work or just coming over to get a bite to eat."

The re-entry plan also calls for full access on Jan. 7, which includes allowing anyone in at any time, businesses to be open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m. and allowing residents to inhabit units which are ready.

The plan was submitted to the County Office of Emergency Management for consideration.