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Apr
11

Long Branch Boardwalk is finished ahead of schedule!

IMG_0978The Sandy-destroyed boardwalk in Long Branch, originally slated to be completed just before Memorial Day Weekend, held its ribbon cutting ceremony today, 4/1/16, a month and a half ahead of schedule. This early completion makes the City’s newest project ready for the NJ Marathon to be held on May 1st.

“We are in the 90 percentile as far as completion goes,” Long Branch Business Administrator, Howard Woolley, said. “We still have to get (Ocean Avenue) paved, finish up the concession stands and do some other detail work on that, but that has come along fabulously.”

After finalizing a $14.4 million contract with George Harms Construction, work on the boardwalk originated less than a year ago. The new boardwalk is much wider than the original and will include bathrooms and concession stands, as well as landscaping, LED lighting, and railing similar to what is currently located in Pier Village. The total cost of the project will be around $25 million – the largest the City has done to date on any one project.

There will be 10 access points from Brighton Avenue to Morris Avenue. There will be four handicap-accessible beaches at Cottage Place, West End Avenue, North Bath Avenue and Pavilion Avenue.