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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia and the Army Corps of Engineers have finalized an agreement to build a 500-foot jetty on Tangier Island to help protect a navigation channel and harbor.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced the agreement Monday and said the new jetty would help the island's seafood industry. The jetty is expected to cost about $2.6 million, and the state will cover about 20 percent.

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Virginia Congressman Scott Taylor says Tangier Island will finally be betting a jetty as it sees its shores disappearing every year from erosion and sea level rise.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports Taylor announced that the federal approval process has been finally been concluded.

He said that construction should start this year and be finished by 2019.

The Eastern Shore Virginia Representative made the announcement during a visit to the island with Delegate Rob Bloxom.