It's the final week of what has been an occasionally inconvenient summer for beachgoers on Long Beach Island. Long Beach Island’s Inconvenient Summer Draws To A Close – CBS New York

LONG BEACH ISLAND, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — It’s the final week of what has been an occasionally inconvenient summer for beachgoers on Long Beach Island.

As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, a beach replenishment project should be completed by the start of next summer.

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From his second-floor oceanfront terrace, Stanley Antonoff has a bird’s-eye view of the project. The work has been a little loud and he’s losing some of his view, but said he’s thrilled.

“It’ll hold back the ocean,” he said. “It’ll prevent it coming and meeting the bay.”

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Long Beach Township Mayor Joe Mancini said the project will protect residents from a Hurricane Sandy-type storm. Antonoff said the damage from Sandy was devastating.

“We have an additional 10 million cubic yards of sands on our beaches,” Mancini said.

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The work started in May and should be finished by March.