Sandy Anniversary: Beach replenishment update

Part of a beach replenishment project in Cape May County has been completed and work will now move to a northern section of Ocean City.

Equipment in Sea Isle City is being broken down and moved to Ocean City as the $57.6 million project continues.

State and local officials held a ceremony Thursday on the third anniversary of Superstorm Sandy to commemorate the completion.

The project, which began in April, was designed to provide southern Ocean City, the Strathmere section of Upper Township and Sea Isle City greater protection from flooding, and reduced impacts from coastal erosion during storms.

The completed portion is one of several along the New Jersey coastline being funded by $1.2 billion appropriated by Congress to rebuild the state's beaches following Sandy.