Long-awaited $128M beach replenishment to start in Ortley Beach next month

TOMS RIVER — Beach replenishment for the northern Ocean County peninsula is set to start the middle of next month, with Ortley Beach as the first spot to get the sand.

State environmental protection officials said Weeks Marine Inc., the Cranford-based contractor selected to perform the $128 million project, will spend two weeks beginning mid-April pumping sand onto the beach in Ortley, which was devastated by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and has struggled keep sand in place in subsequent storms.

The work eventually will give Ortley Beach a 225-foot wide beach for that section of Toms River that has barely been …read more

Source: NJ.com Atlantic

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