Yesterday, Belmar achieved a major milestone in the Boardwalk Reconstruction Project; the last pile was driven into the sand to make way for the new 1.3 mile boardwalk to replace what was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge.
“This is a great day in the rebuilding of our boardwalk and in the recovery of our town.” said Mayor Matthew J. Doherty. “Belmar is on track to be back stronger than ever for Memorial Day.”
Belmar’s economy thrives based on hard working small businesses that do 70% of their business in the summer months. The timely completion of the boardwalk project will ensure that residents and visitors alike have the vibrant and family friendly oceanfront that they are used to.
The first pile was driven on January 9, 2013 by Governor Chris Christie and Belmar Mayor Matthew J. Doherty. To date EPIC Construction, Belmar’s Boardwalk Reconstruction Contractor, has driven 2,886 piles and construction is on target with girders, stringers and decking making hourly progress to reach the contractual substantial completion date of April 30, 2013. The boardwalk will be ready for the Memorial Day weekend.
Photo 1: Spiced Rum Boardwalk Decking
Photo 2: Last of the pilings
Photo 3: Girders