Work Starts On Storm-Damaged Boardwalk

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (February 15, 2013)-- Seaside Heights, N.J., the town featured in the MTV reality show "Jersey Shore," has started to rebuild the boardwalk destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

Workers with heavy equipment began drilling holes in the sand and pounding pilings into the ground Friday in the first phase of a project that could ultimately cost $6 million to $7 million.

Mayor Bill Akers says the mile-long walkway should be done by May 10, but amenities like railings, lighting and ramps will come after that.

Many residents turned out to see the start of the work.

They expressed hope that the place where they vacationed as children and came to settle down will recapture what made it so special to them.

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