About a year and a half after it was first announced by shore Congressman Frank Pallone (D-6), the Army Corps of Engineers embarks on the last leg of the 21-mile Sea Bright-to-Manasquan post-Superstorm beach replenishment project.

Congressman Frank Pallone
Congressman Frank Pall (Ilya Hemlin, Townsquare Media NJ)

Pallone and Colonel David Caldwell of the Army Corps New York division disclose details Tuesday in Deal, the end point of this final phase, that has its other border at Lake Takannassee in Elberon.

The project cost is estimated at $86,722,210, covered by federal Superstorm recovery funding that Pallone pushed toward passage.

When first disclosed in May 2013, Pallone described it as the largest beach nourishment project ever assumed by the Army Corps in terms of sand volume.

According to the Army Corps of Engineers web page, the project covers roughly the same boundaries as one that took place between 1994 and 2001, revisited every six years through a 50-year cycle.

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