The Long Branch boardwalk, as well as the bluffs, bulkheads, and adjacent roads, were severely damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy.
The funding for the sheet pile wall is being provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), according to a release from Congressman Frank Pallone (D-6).
"This grant will help to ensure that our community is resilient if another major storm hits our shores," Pallone said in the release. "As we continue to rebuild, we have a unique opportunity here in Long Branch, and throughout the state, to improve our infrastructure so it is stronger than before and can withstand future storms."
The wall will be 5,450 lineal feet steel and will be installed for feet deep into the ground. It will help control erosion and reduce or eliminate the threat of damage to the boardwalk, bluffs, bulkheads, and roadways in the event of future storms.