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Army Corps Of Engineers To Kick Off Manasquan Beach Replenishment

Portions of the beach to be closed in 1,000-foot sections as Army Corps moves north from the inlet.

The Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to begin a major beach restoration project Wednesday, temporarily limiting access to the borough’s beaches.

The initial stage of the months-long operation is expected to begin Wednesday with the placement of piping and other equipment near the Manasquan Inlet.

Beach access likely will be restricted next week and the replenishment operation should begin Halloween week or the first week in November, according to the corps.

The project is part of a $25.3 million project to replenish beaches between Belmar and Manasquan.

Hurricane Sandy ripped bout 5 million cubic yards of sand from the coast between Sea Bright and Manasquan. The corps plans to replace that with about 8 million cubic yards, officials said.

Once the 24-hour replenishment operation begins dredging sand, portions of the beach will be closed in 1,000-foot sections and the corps moves north up the beach.

Operations are expected to begin in Sea Girt after the December completion of work in Manasquan, according to the corps.

More information about the project is available from the Army Corps of Engineers here.

A meeting to brief homeowners on the project is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at Borough Hall, 201 East Main Street.

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