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8th Street Jetty Repair Update

Posted May 19th 2020

Following Winter Storm Jonas in January 2016, the Borough of Avalon began a number of site surveys, including underwater side scan sonar, to determine the amount of damage that existed under the water line of the 8th Street jetty. Finding extensive damage, the Borough then pursued funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and received more than $4 million to repair the jetty.
For the project, 75 percent of the project is funded by FEMA, and 25 percent by the Borough. Following the completion of the repairs, the jetty is expected to be sturdier, hold and keep sand placed on the north-end beaches longer, and again be available for fishermen.
“We are very fortunate to receive millions of dollars in emergency funding to help defray the cost of this project,” Mayor Martin Pagliughi said. “Avalon did its homework on the true damage to the jetty, and that is paying off in huge dividends. This protective structure will be in place for many years to come.”
The repairs are on schedule to be completed by the third week in June of 2020. If delays arise, the project will take a break through the summer and resume in the fall.

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374 96th Street, Stone Harbor
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