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Replenishment Half-Complete in Lavallette (And Yes, Each Street Will Have a Beach Entrance)

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If there’s one message Lavallette officials want everyone to know, it’s this: yes, your street will have its own entrance to the beach come summer time.

“It’s the one thing I’m asked constantly,” said Councilwoman Joanne Filippone, during a discussion of the project Monday night at a borough council meeting.

Meanwhile, the ongoing beach replenishment project which will culminate in the construction of those new crossovers is about half-finished, with beachfill reaching the main lifeguard building at Philadelphia Avenue Monday afternoon. Crews are also busy installing the angled crossovers (the dune will not be “cut” in order to keep its effectiveness) and planting dune grass.

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“I’m confident that we’re going to be in good shape by the time summer rolls around,” said Mayor Walter LaCicero.

Lavallette's oceanfront under construction, March 4, 2019. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Lavallette’s oceanfront under construction, March 4, 2019. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

By project’s end, vehicle access will be restored on two streets and handicap entrances will be built at President, Philadelphia, New York and Trenton avenues.