The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has started work in Ship Bottom on a $128 million project that will restore nearly 13 miles of beaches and dunes on Long Beach Island.
Efforts were under way this week to replenish the sand on the beaches between Monmouth and Cape May counties in New Jersey.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has told beachgoers not to worry, it’s only a matter time before the entire beach is covered in smooth, white sand.
Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Bob Considine said there’s more sand on New Jersey’s beaches this summer than there was the day before Superstorm Sandy hit.
Summer preparation is under way at Robert Moses State Park. Roughly 400,000 cubic yards of sand is being dredged and will pumped on to hurricane-damaged beaches.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to start a beach restoration project from Asbury Park to Avon.
On Thursday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin its beach replenishment project that will stretch from Manasquan up to Belmar.
Sen. Charles Schumer announced Sunday that the machines are in place and ready to begin pumping more than three million cubic yards of sand between Beach 19th Street and Beach 149th Street.
The project will stretch from Sea Bright to Manasquan and is expected to be completed by early next year.
Officials have called the dredging project a win-win that will help get beaches on Long Island ready for the upcoming summer season.