The project will include the construction of thousands of feet of levees and flood walls as well as tide gates and pump stations.
Officials in New Jersey say the Shore is ready for the unofficial kickoff to the summer season.
Crews have been working to repair the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission wastewater treatment system after it was damaged by severe flooding and power outages during Superstorm Sandy.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday signed an executive order demanding that state residents conserve water until power returns, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Severe weather that hit the Tri-State area Thursday evening caused some significant damage to one New Jersey town.
New York City health officials hope to lift advisories at some area beaches forced to close due to a massive sewage spill in the Hudson River.
A panel has called for a moratorium on new construction in the basin’s flood plains, which span the eastern Highlands region, Pompton Valley and the Watchung Mountains.
All of New Jersey is now under a drought watch.