Union Beach Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project
In 2012, Superstorm Sandy devastated the town of Union Beach, a town along the Raritan Bay in New Jersey, with 85 percent of the town’s homes damaged or destroyed. Since then, residents have rebuilt and efforts remain underway to restore the area.
In July of 2022, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, New York District, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection awarded Weeks Marine the first contract for the Union Beach Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project. The project includes the construction of a beach berm with planted dunes, pedestrian, and vehicle crossovers, as well as two terminal groins. The project occupies approximately 1.8 square miles along the coast of Raritan Bay in the northern portion of Monmouth County, New Jersey.