LONG BRANCH, NJ—Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced $14,486,495 in federal funding to the Atlantic Highlands Harbor for repairs to marina piers damaged during Superstorm Sandy.
“After Sandy, I saw boats thrown on land and piers broken in half,” said Congressman Pallone. “The amount of repair work required for Atlantic Highlands Harbor was unbelievable, but this funding means that visitors and residents will be able to enjoy the harbor in time for summer season.”
FEMA is covering 75% of the total cost for the repair project, which is more than $19 million. Twelve damaged piers are included in this project; eight of them are fixed wood and four are floating wood. The project also includes repairs to the observation platform, access ramps for those with disabilities and all of the water, electric, sanitary, and fuel system utilities on the damaged docks.
Superstorm Sandy devastated many of the Jersey Shore areas represented by Congressman Pallone who has since been a vocal advocate for robust relief plans to help rebuild from the historic storm.