Gov. Chris Christie has marked the completion of $143 million system of levees and flood walls in New Jersey.
Joined by Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin and Army Corps of Engineer officials, Christie unveiled the Green Brook Flood Risk Management Project on Monday.
The flood-prevention measures include 8,500 feet of levees, two floodwalls and two pumping stations near Bound Brook, a town along the Raritan River near the Middle Brook.
Christie said the town has frequently been hit by floods, including a particularly devastating one stemming from Tropical Storm Floyd in 1999 that destroyed buildings and sparked fires.
The governor added that the project was part of a bigger effort to protect about a dozen towns across three counties in North Jersey.