Menendez, Booker Announce Nearly $1B to Support NJ’s Army Corps Projects

Menendez, Booker and Sherrill.

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) today announced a total of $966 million in federal funding to support U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) projects across the state. USACE will be able to use this robust funding to plan, design, build and complete projects such as beach nourishment, flood control, ecosystem restoration, maintenance and repair of existing navigation channels and inland water ways. The senators secured this robust funding in the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that was passed in November and the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act that passed in September.

“This is critical funding that will support projects across New Jersey which will protect communities from the devastating impacts of climate change and flooding, improve our rivers and waterways, and replenish our beaches,” said Sen. Menendez. “I’m proud to have worked with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to secure this funding and ensure our state has the resources to complete so many of these vital projects.”

“By receiving nearly $1 billion in federal funding to support critical infrastructure projects, our state will work to mitigate flooding, build resilient ecosystems, and protect communities from future extreme weather events,” said Sen. Booker. “I was proud to vote for legislation that made this funding possible and look forward to seeing these critical projects create jobs and help New Jerseyans.”

New Jersey will receive $282.2 million for Army Corps projects from the infrastructure bill and $683.8 million from the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

Funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, $282.2 million

Construction Work Plan ($183,300,000)

·         Manasquan Inlet to Barnegat Inlet  $30,200,000

Complete renourishment of the beach and monitoring activities

·         Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay, Highlands $128,700,000

Initiate, physically complete and fiscally close out project.

·         Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet, Sea Bright to Manasquan $24,400,000

Complete renourishment of the beach and monitoring activities.

Continuing Authorities Program Work Plan ($3,760,000)

 

·         Delran Township $150,000

Completing the feasibility study

·         Supawna Meadows  $50,000

Completing the feasibility study

·         Lumberton Township $50,000

Completing the feasibility study

·         Musconetcong River Dam Removals $3,510,000

Initiate construction

Operations and Maintenance Work Plan ($95,237,000)

 

  • Barnegat Inlet $922,000

Dredging and Surveys of Inlet Entrance Channel and Critical Channel Shoal (Damage Repair)

  • Cheesequake Creek $30,000,000 

Jetty Rehabilitation

 

  • Cold Spring Inlet $550,000

Dredging and Surveys of Inlet Entrance Channel and Analyze shoaling pattern and optimize dredging

 

  • Delaware River, Philadelphia to the Sea, NJ, PA, DE  $25,000,000

Maintenance of Dredged Material Disposal Facilities for Killcohook #1 and Pedricktown North

  • New Jersey Intracoastal Waterway $14,350,000

Repair Point Pleasant Canal Bulkhead, Repair Gabion Revetment and Construct Bank Stabilization along Cape May Canal, and Surveys and Dredging at Cape May Lewes Ferry Channel Entrance Between Jetties, Absecon Inlet to Cape May, Manasquan Inlet to Absecon Inlet Reach, Cape May Ferry Channel Bank Shoal and Critical Channel Shoal and Debris Removal (Damage Repair).

  • NY/NJ Channels $11,710,00

Dredging and Surveys

 

  • Raritan River to Arthur Kill Cut-Off $5,555,000

Dredging and Surveys

 

  • Salem River $7,150,000 

              Dredging (Damage Repair) and Surveys

Funding under Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, $683.8 million

Construction Work Plan ($642,188,000)

 

  • Raritan River Basin, Green Brook Sub-Basin $496,000,000

Complete construction of the current Lower Basin and Stony Brook flood risk management features

  • Peckman River Basin $146,188,000

Complete construction of the current Lower Basin and Stony Brook flood risk management features

Investigations Work Plan ($41,622,000)

 

  • New Jersey Back Bays $8,000,000

Complete feasibility study phase in conjunction with fiscal year 2022 funding

  • Peckman River Basin $6,818,000

Initiate and complete feasibility study phase in conjunction with fiscal year 2022 funding.

  • Rahway River Basin (Lower Basin)  $6,540,000

Initiate and complete preconstruction engineering and design phase.

  • Rahway River Basin (Upper Basin)  $1,540,000

Complete feasibility study phase.

  • Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay, Highlands  $2,400,000

Initiate and complete preconstruction engineering and design phase.

  • Raritan Bay and Sandy Hook Bay, Keansburg, East Keansburg and Laurence Harbor $3,200,000

Initiate and complete feasibility study phase

  • Raritan River Basin, Green Brook Sub-Basin (General Reevaluation Report)  $3,200,000Initiate and complete general reevaluation report
  • Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet, Sea Bright to Manasquan (General Reevaluation Report)  $3,200,000

Initiate and complete general reevaluation report

  • New York-New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries NY&NJ  $6,724,000

Complete feasibility study phase in conjunction with fiscal year 2022 funding

 

Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies Work Plan

Funding amount for the below will be determined after completion of the a Project Information Report:

  • Elizabeth, NJ FRMP
  • Green Brook
  • Molly Ann’s Brook
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