3 Jersey Shore towns getting $32.5M for beach replenishment

Beach replenishment

NJ.COM – Three southern Jersey Shore beaches will be widened under a new contract announced by the federal government.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday that it has hired Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Illinois to carry out periodic beach replenishment and project maintenance at the Ocean City, Sea Isle City and Strathmere beaches.

Such projects aim to protect homes and ocean-front property by hauling more sand onto the beaches to protect them from damaging coastal storms …

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