Posted on December 21, 2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin beach replenishment in Elberon around January 1, U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone announced Tuesday, in a press conference held in Elberon.
The Corps will place 1.2 million cubic yards of sand starting at the southern end of Elberon at Lincoln Avenue in the next few weeks and work north to Takanassee Lake at North Lake Drive.
The Elberon project is expected to be completed no later than March 1.
The federal funding comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Pallone (D-NJ6) pushed for last year.
Depending on the time it takes to complete the Elberon project, the Army Corps may also exercise an option to place 300,000 cubic yards of sand from Takanassee Lake north to Cedar Avenue in the West End section of Long Branch. There is also an additional option in Monmouth Beach that includes 1 million cubic yards from Central Road south to Valentine Street.
Pallone has been a longtime advocate for beach replenishment along the Jersey Shore. Following Superstorm Sandy, Congressman Pallone requested FEMA allocate emergency funding to address immediate needs of impacted homeowners and businesses as well as repair breached dunes and damaged beaches to protect New Jersey’s coastal areas from future flooding. As a result, most of the beaches from Sea Bright to Manasquan were filled, which was the largest beach replenishment project ever undertaken by the Army Corps.