Normandy Beach (Credit: Google Maps)
Normandy Beach (Credit: Google Maps)

Brick officials have awarded a contract to a firm that will replace a faltering outfall pipe in the township’s Normandy Beach section.

The pipe, located near the playground adjacent to the Normandy Beach Improvement Association bay house, is failing. The replacement will be a 40 linear foot ductile pipe that will run into the bay from the Broad Avenue right-of-way, said Councilman Art Halloran.

The pipe replacement will also help alleviate flooding in the neighborhood, according to officials. The contract, awarded last week, was characterized by wildly varied bid prices from potential contractors.

Brick selected Albert Marine Construction of Waretown – a firm that frequently works on township and county projects – to perform the work for $15,369.

The highest bid for the project was near eight times higher at $119,200.