New York State has begun the process of repairing the Jones Beach Boardwalk in Wantagh after the structure suffered extensive damage from Superstorm Sandy.
The two-mile wooden boardwalk survived the Oct. 29 superstorm but incurred serious damage along with other parts of Jones Beach. New York State Deputy Regional Director George Gorman said there is no estimate yet how much it will cost to fix the structure.
“Right now what we are doing is repairing through a contractor [and considering] the contractor’s time and the materials used,” Gorman said. “It just started to be repaired, so they will submit invoices and we will review them.”
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Gorman added that in addition to rebuilding the boardwalk, a review is taking place to see how it can best hold up in future severe storms.
“We are analyzing the boardwalk at Jones Beach in terms of the best way to repair it to make it more storm resilient,” Gorman said.
The Jones Beach Boardwalk fared etter than the boardwalk in nearby Long Beach, which is undergoing demolition this month to make way for a new walkway.