Seaside Heights begins reconstruction after Sandy destruction

By Elizabeth O'Laughlin,

Reconstruction of the Seaside Heights boardwalk in New Jersey has begun since Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc and tore the area apart.

The town, widely known for hosting the stars of Jersey Shore is beginning work, drilling holes in the sand for posts under a $3.6 million contract the borough granted to rebuild the boardwalk, according to The Associated Press.

The mile-long boardwalk will be rebuilt in its entirety. Michael Loundy, the real estate agent who rents out the Jersey Shore house, is very excited to see the town get back on it’s feet.

“This is a proud moment for all of us, after everything we went through with Sandy," he said. "We're excited about rebuilding. We loved Seaside the way it was and we'll love it again.”

Restoration of the boardwalk is expected to be completed May 10, but amenities such as street lamps, railings, and lamps will come a little after that date. Those additions will come from another grant the state will allocate at a later date. New Jersey as a whole was awarded $1.6 billion from the federal government for Sandy relief, according to NorthJersey.com



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