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Project adds 600,000 cubic yards of sand to help Rockaway Beach

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) announced that $10 million contract provided by the Army Corps of Engineers will restore 600,000 cubic yards of sand along Rockaway Beach.

Schumer, during a Sunday afternoon press conference, said the project will begin this week and dredge pumping equipment will arrive in New York. Construction will take place along Beach 89th to Beach 149th streets.  

The project is the first phase of the Rockaway Beach reconstruction and will lay the groundwork for a second contract to be awarded later this summer, which will place nearly three million cubic yards of sand along Beach 19th to Beach 149th streets.

In March, Schumer announced the project would be fully covered by the federal government through the Sandy Relief Bill.

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