Thursday, June 12, 2014

Pallone & Army Corps of Engineers to Announce Start of Port Monmouth Flood Control Project

PORT MONMOUTH, NJ – On Friday, June 13th at 10:00a.m., Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) and Colonel Paul Owen, Commander of the New York District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will announce that work is set to begin on the first phase of the Port Monmouth Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project. This $17.7 million project will reduce the risks that coastal storms pose to residents and businesses in the Port Monmouth area. The project will be federally funded through the Sandy relief package that Pallone fought for and helped to pass in Congress in January 2013.

This first phase of the project will include dune restoration, beach replenishment, groin work, extension of the fishing pier, and construction of protective dunes, which will involve roughly 400,000 cubic yards of sand. Pallone will highlight the fact that this flood control project will address major flood prevention to protect the low-lying residential and commercial areas in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown Township.

Congressman Pallone and Colonel Owen will be joined by Stephanie Murray, Mayor of Middletown; Tony Mercantante, Middletown Township Administrator; and George VanBuskirk, a Port Monmouth homeowner.

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06)
Colonel Paul Owen, Commander, New York District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Stephanie Murray, Mayor, Middletown
Tony Mercantante, Middletown Township Administrator
George VanBuskirk, Port Monmouth homeowner

Announce Work to Begin on Port Monmouth Flood Control Project

Seabrook Wilson House (Located in Bayshore Waterfront Park)
719 Port Monmouth Road
Port Monmouth, NJ 07758

Friday, June 13, 2014

1 comment:

John F said...

Good luck on just sand holding back a storm like Sandy. I have witnessed first hand the erosion of the tree line and the split rail fence at the Bayshore Waterfront Park beach access area just from a single Nor'easter storm. Just a sand dune is not a cure all. It's simply a band aid on a gaping wound.