Northern Ocean County, one of the areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy, can now look forward to a beach and dune construction project that will cover 14 miles of coastline along the Barnegat Peninsula and will protect the communities of Bay Head, Berkeley, Brick, Lavallette, Mantoloking, Point Pleasant Beach, Seaside Heights, Seaside Park and Toms River. This is the last stretch of beaches to go out to bid for construction by the Army Corps of Engineers in the aftermath of Sandy.
Under the State’s cost-sharing partnership, the federal government will be paying for 65% of the project and New Jersey will pay for 35% of the project from the State’s Shore Protection Fund.
Work on the project is expected to begin by spring 2017. Work in Bay Head, Berkeley, northern Mantoloking and Point Pleasant Beach will begin after necessary easements to perform construction have been obtained from property owners.