NJ awards $38M deal for beach reconstruction work

New Jersey has awarded a $38 million contract to a Seattle company that will reconstruct beaches and handle several shore protection projects in Monmouth County.

Manson Construction Company is slated to start the work in the spring. The contract was awarded this week and made public Friday night.

The contract calls for the company to pump about 1.4 million cubic yards of sand on 1.6 miles of beach in Elberon and Deal. It also will modify six existing stormwater outfalls and modify two existing groins, which are coastal protection structures that extend from the beach into the ocean.

The restoration and repair work is funded through the Army Corps’ Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies program, while the construction is funded by the federal government.

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