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Ocean Parkway destruction, reconstruction

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State Park, where workers created a berm to protect the road after superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 20, 2012) Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

Ocean Parkway was destroyed by superstorm Sandy but state officials have made a commitment to restore the road by May.

Work continues on Ocean Parkway at Gilgo Beach
Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

Work continues on Ocean Parkway at Gilgo Beach as crews worked round-the-clock to close a football field-sized hole in the newly rebuilt Ocean Parkway dune. (Oct. 14, 2013)

Work continues on Ocean Parkway at Gilgo Beach
Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

Work continues on Ocean Parkway at Gilgo Beach as crews worked round-the-clock to close a football field-sized hole in the newly rebuilt Ocean Parkway dune. (Oct. 14, 2013)

Work continues on Ocean Parkway at Gilgo Beach
Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

Work continues on Ocean Parkway at Gilgo Beach as crews worked round-the-clock to close a football field-sized hole in the newly rebuilt Ocean Parkway dune. (Oct. 14, 2013)

Work continues on Ocean Parkway at Gilgo Beach
Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

Work continues on Ocean Parkway at Gilgo Beach as crews worked round-the-clock to close a football field-sized hole in the newly rebuilt Ocean Parkway dune. (Oct. 14, 2013)

Work continues on Ocean Parkway at Gilgo Beach
Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

Work continues on Ocean Parkway at Gilgo Beach as crews worked round-the-clock to close a football field-sized hole in the newly rebuilt Ocean Parkway dune. (Oct. 14, 2013)

Work continues on Ocean Parkway at Gilgo Beach
Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

Work continues on Ocean Parkway at Gilgo Beach as crews worked round-the-clock to close a football field-sized hole in the newly rebuilt Ocean Parkway dune. (Oct. 14, 2013)

Work continues on Ocean Parkway at Gilgo Beach
Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

Work continues on Ocean Parkway at Gilgo Beach as crews worked round-the-clock to close a football field-sized hole in the newly rebuilt Ocean Parkway dune. (Oct. 14, 2013)

Crews from the Norfolk Dredging Company dredge sand
Photo Credit: Steven Pfost

Crews from the Norfolk Dredging Company dredge sand from the bottom of the inlet to rebuild the dunes around Ocean Parkway. (March 15, 2013)

Crews from the Norfolk Dredging Company dredge sand
Photo Credit: Steven Pfost

Crews from the Norfolk Dredging Company dredge sand from the bottom of the inlet to rebuild the dunes around Ocean Parkway. (March 15, 2013)

Workers from Bohemia Garden Center, the Ronkonkoma-based landscaping
Photo Credit: Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Workers from Bohemia Garden Center, the Ronkonkoma-based landscaping subcontractor on the Ocean Parkway rebuilding project, have planted more than 300,000 plugs of the dormant American Beach grasses into the new dunes along the parkway east of Jones Beach to stabilize them. (March 21, 2013)

Vice President of Norfolk Dredging Company, Stephen Newton,
Photo Credit: Steven Pfost

Vice President of Norfolk Dredging Company, Stephen Newton, explains dredging as crews from the Norfolk Dredging Company dredge sand from the bottom of the inlet to rebuild the dunes around Ocean Parkway. (March 15, 2013)

Workers from Bohemia Garden Center, the Ronkonkoma-based landscaping
Photo Credit: Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Workers from Bohemia Garden Center, the Ronkonkoma-based landscaping subcontractor on the Ocean Parkway rebuilding project, have planted more than 300,000 plugs of the dormant American Beach grasses into the new dunes along the parkway east of Jones Beach to stabilize them. (March 21, 2013)

Workers from Bohemia Garden Center, the Ronkonkoma-based landscaping
Photo Credit: Newsday/ J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

Workers from Bohemia Garden Center, the Ronkonkoma-based landscaping subcontractor on the Ocean Parkway rebuilding project, have planted more than 300,000 plugs of the dormant American Beach grasses into the new dunes along the parkway east of Jones Beach to stabilize them. (March 21, 2013)

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of Ocean Parkway as the water encroaches east of Jones Beach in Wantagh. The rough water from Sandy damaged an entire lane on the parkway. (Nov. 16, 2012)

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of Ocean Parkway as the water encroaches east of Jones Beach in Wantagh. (Nov. 16, 2012)

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of Ocean Parkway as the water encroaches east of Jones Beach in Wantagh. The rough water from Sandy damaged an entire lane on the parkway. (November 16, 2012) Photo by Steve Pfost

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of Ocean Parkway as the water encroaches east of Jones Beach in Wantagh. The rough water from Sandy damaged an entire lane on the parkway. (Nov. 16, 2012)

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of Ocean Parkway as the water encroaches east of Jones Beach in Wantagh. (Nov. 16, 2012)

Damage done by superstorm Sandy on Ocean Parkway
Photo Credit: Newsday/Bill Bleyer

Damage done by superstorm Sandy on Ocean Parkway in Gilgo. (Nov. 1, 2012)

Chopper 12 footage of Ocean Parkway

Chopper 12 footage of Ocean Parkway

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State
Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State Park, where workers created a berm to protect the road after superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State
Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State Park, where workers created a berm to protect the road after superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State
Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State Park, where workers created a berm to protect the road after superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State
Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State Park, where workers created a berm to protect the road after superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State
Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State Park, where workers created a berm to protect the road after superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State
Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State Park, where workers created a berm to protect the road after superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State
Photo Credit: Doug Kuntz

Ocean Parkway, several miles west of Gilgo State Park, where workers created a berm to protect the road after superstorm Sandy. (Nov. 20, 2012)

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of Ocean Parkway as the water encroaches east of Jones Beach in Wantagh. (Nov. 16, 2012)

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of Ocean Parkway as the water encroaches east of Jones Beach in Wantagh. The rough water from Sandy damaged an entire lane on the parkway. (Nov. 16, 2012)

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of Ocean Parkway as the water encroaches east of Jones Beach in Wantagh. (Nov. 16, 2012)

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of Ocean Parkway as the water encroaches east of Jones Beach in Wantagh. The rough water from Sandy damaged an entire lane on the parkway. (Nov. 16, 2012)

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Dunes blow sand over the damaged section of Ocean Parkway as the water encroaches east of Jones Beach in Wantagh. The rough water from Sandy damaged an entire lane on the parkway. (Nov. 16, 2012)

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