Crews have made substantial progress on the major jetty repair project in Island Beach State Park, according to a U.S. Army of Engineers spokesman.
The $7.6 million project, which began in March 2014, consists of repairs to approximately 740 feet of the Barnegat Inlet North Jetty that was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
The repair work involves rebuilding the cross-section of the jetty using existing capstone, supplemented with additional capstone, corestone, slushed concrete, and stone-filled mattresses.
The last phase of the project is underway, although a specific completion time has not been set.
Aerial video shot by RCAP/Remote Control Aerial Photography’s Bob Alberding in mid-October captures crews moving boulders with heavy machinery and sweeping views of Island Beach State Park.
The jetty is a popular destination for fishermen.