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Beach Replenishment Project To Begin In Monmouth County

Sandy's damage in the Mantoloking/Avon-By-The-Sea area is seen from Chopper 880 - Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Sandy’s damage in the Mantoloking/Avon-By-The-Sea area is seen from Chopper 880 – Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

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ASBURY PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New beach replenishment work will begin in central Monmouth County on Saturday, while at the other end of the Jersey shore, federal officials contemplate building dunes for the Wildwoods.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to start a beach restoration project from Asbury Park to Avon.

The $18.3 million project is being paid for out of Superstorm Sandy relief funds approved by Congress.

At the southern end of the shore, the Army Corps is considering building dunes as part of a beach project in Wildwood, North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest.

That $21.8 million project is still in the discussion phase.

Work in Sea Bright and Monmouth Beach is finished, and replenishment in Long Branch and in the stretch of coast from Belmar to Manasquan has begun.

The beach replenishment work began last spring. Dunes were being built above pre-Sandy levels in most cases.

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