The US Army Corps of Engineers has unveiled its comprehensive plan to protect coastal areas of New York City and northern New Jersey from monster storms like Hurricane Ian—a $52B infrastructure upgrade that will take 14 years to complete.

The plan, which still has to be approved by federal, state and local officials—a review process expected to take up to three years—calls for the construction of a network of storm-surge barrier gates in the waters off low-lying areas and sheet-pile reinforced dunes on land along the shoreline.

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