Officials: Jones Beach, Robert Moses State Park repairs to be complete by Memorial Day
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WANTAGH - Officials say they are on track to complete repairs to the roadways, beaches and buildings at Jones Beach and Robert Moses State Park by the start of the summer.
State Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald says 800,000 cubic yards of new, natural dunes are being built. Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey says half a million cubic yards of sand are being dredged from the Captree boat channel to be used to rebuild the beach at Robert Moses State Park.
Work on the Jones Beach Field 4 pedestrian tunnel is also under way, and has forced a diversion of westbound traffic on Ocean Parkway between the Wantagh and Meadowbrook parkways.
Total repairs will cost more than $33 million, and 80 percent will be covered by Washington.
The DOT says beach repairs will be finished by Memorial Day.
For the full news conference, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.