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Army Corps Project Set to Begin this Spring

Posted on February 22, 2016

By Ben Strack, Li

Construction on Long Beach Island’s long-awaited coastal protection project will begin this year, and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer announced last week that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a $209 million project partnership agreement with the city and the state.

A formal bidding process for the construction is under way, and work could start as early as the spring. The project will be funded by the federal Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, commonly known as the Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill.

It calls for a system of berms, dunes and groins, or jetties, that will enhance protection against major storms along approximately seven of the nine miles of public shoreline between Jones Inlet and East Rockaway Inlet, including Long Beach, Point Lookout and Lido Beach.


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