Beach replenishment will not mar the Memorial Day holiday weekend in Surf City on Long Beach Island.
Shoreline work at the Ocean County town will begin after June 3 and will be completed by June 28, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.
During the operation to replace sand lost from a $6 million project completed four years ago, officials may close beaches in two-block stretches for a few days at a time. Local authorities had feared the work would continue through the summer season.
Beaches were closed during an initial beach replenishment project completed in 2007 because World War I-era munitions dumped at sea were pumped ashore with the sand. - AP