Gov. Phil Murphy is planning to help towns up and down the shore repair and upgrade their boardwalks.

During his State of the State address on Tuesday, Murphy said local infrastructure is the backbone of communities in the Garden State — “and in many towns along our shore that backbone is literally, made of wood.”

The governor said when he delivers his budget address next month, “I will propose a new Boardwalk Fund that will partner with our Shore towns and counties to make vital upgrades.” Read more from NJ 101.5.