LAVALLETTE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A major road through the Jersey Shore that was destroyed by superstorm Sandy is getting fixed up with federal funds, Gov. Chris Christie announced on Tuesday.
Christie, speaking in Lavallette, got a standing ovation when he pledged more than $200 million to rebuild Route 35 from Bay Head to Island Beach State Park.
Residents in Lavallette called the 12.5-mile stretch a lifeline.
“It’s the main artery. We can’t live without it,” a woman told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith.