This past Saturday, I took a drive down Route 35 from Brick to Seaside Heights. While I'm saddened by the degree of lingering damage, I was surprised by how many cars were pulling over to stop and take pictures.
The community that was hardest-hit by Superstorm Sandy is preparing to use eminent domain to take small strips of land from oceanfront homeowners who are holding up a critically needed beach replenishment project.
If this video doesn't give you goosebumps, nothing will. As we all remember too well, Route 35 in Mantoloking was completely and utterly destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Take a look at this incredibly moving video of what it took to get the roadway back up and running.
Placing sand and gravel-filled Geotextile fabric tubes along Mantoloking's ocean front is estimated to cost anywhere from $6 to $8 million dollars, which Mantoloking officials believe is a necessary expense for protection.
The main north-south route that connects Ocean County's Northern Barrier Island communities is re-opening through the Sandy-ravaged borough of Mantoloking today. But stiff restrictions will be in place.
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