Sand relief package passed by Congress in January could fund large-scale projects, said Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr.
The low-lying residential and commercial areas in the Port Monmouth could be protected from flood through levees, floodwalls, dunes and beach renourishment as part of an upcoming large-scale beach replenishment project, according to Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06). Also addressed will be Keansburg's damaged 40-year old floodgates and beach replenishment from Sandy Hook to the Barnegat Inlet. Pallone announced Tuesday that the Monmouth County projects are the first of several initial large-scale projects he expects to be completed to restore damage to the Jersey Shore caused by Superstorm Sandy, according to his analysis of the provisions of the Sandy relief package passed by Congress in January. “I have fought for these projects for…
Army Corps of Engineers expected to start replenishing shoreline by September, 2012
Monday, December 19, 2011
The beachfront in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown will see its shoreline rebuilt thanks to $2.94 million coming from Washington. Congress has approved $2.94 million for beach replenishment efforts in Port Monmouth as part of the overall Fiscal Year 2012 spending bill according to U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-12). The bill passed on Friday now goes to President Barack Obama’s desk for signature into law. “Today’s vote is one of the final hurdles before the Army Corps can move forward with this important project,” Pallone said in a released statement. “It was a hard-fought effort to fully fund it, but I’m satisfied with this allocation." "Beach replenishment is crucial to the recreational uses of the shore as well as to …