Barnegat inlet's Sandy damaged north jetty will soon be undergoing repair. According to

Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media, the Army Corp of Engineers awarded a $7.6 million dollar contract to Cape May County-based Agate Construction company on Monday.

The superstorm caused the displacement of stone along a 740 foot section of the jetty being repaired. Plans call for rebuilding a cross-section of jetty using existing and supplemented capstone, corestone, slushed concrete and stone-filled mattresses.

The project is slated to begin sometime this month, forcing the prohibition of fishing until repairs are made.