Marineparkbulkhead2The Marine Park bulkhead as seen Sunday from the frozen Navesink. Skaters (and sledders) used a makeshift ladder to access the ice.

We’ve heard this before, but the state of New Jersey is moving forward with plans to rebuild the waterfront promenade at Red Bank’s Marine Park this year, town engineer Christine Ballard told the borough council last night.

The job will be 75-percent funded by the state. Another 10 percent or so of the cost will be picked up by the county, leaving Red Bank to finance the balance.

redbankgreen was unable to get a dollar estimate on the project’s cost, but will post it here when we get it.

The biggest park of the job, which will shut down access to the riverfront during construction, calls for the replacement of the bulkhead.

The project also includes installation of a new walkway and lighting.

The work will span the length of the current promenade, from the Monmouth Boat Club  to the Irwin Marine boat dealership and marina.

It includes a borough-owned, horseshoe-shaped marina that will be out of service all of this summer and possibly next year, according to borough Administrator Stanley Sickels.

Boaters who have leased slips in the marina have already been informed the facility won’t be available, he said.

The red-clay tennis courts will remain open through construction, officials said.

A DEP website lists the project’s status as “bid summer 2008.”

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