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APNewsBreak: US Awards Contract on Hotly Contested Dune Work

November 23, 2016 10:08 PM
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The federal government has awarded a contract to build a hotly contested sand dune project to protect some New Jersey shore towns near Atlantic City that residents have been fighting for years.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tells The Associated Press it awarded a contract Wednesday to Cranford-based Weeks Marine to perform the work in Margate, Longport and part of Ventnor. The $63.3 million contract also authorizes an additional $13 million for more sand if needed.

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