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Living Breakwaters Construction Updates

Living Breakwaters Construction Update – January 2023

JANUARY 2023 CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

In January, the contractor finished most of the work on Breakwaters 'A', 'B', and 'C' and the base layers of Breakwater 'F' and 'G'. Work on Breakwater 'D' also advanced and is expected to be complete by spring this year. The team is also working on placing stone and ECOncrete™ at Breakwater 'E', the first breakwater with reef ridges. Stone continues to be sorted and inspected at the Carver Quarry and delivered to the site via barges down the Hudson.

Photo Descriptions:

  • Left: Installation of ECOncrete™ toe armor units to form reef ridges (Credit: SCAPE)
  • Middle: Construction team inspecting stone and ECOncrete™ tide pools on Breakwater E (Credit: Baird)
  • Right: Construction progress on Breakwater F (Credit: COWI)

 

 

Monday, January 30, 2023

 

CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

Living Breakwaters construction timeline

 

The breakwaters will be constructed from the southwest to the northeast (see plan below) between the summer/fall of 2021 and the end of 2024. The shoreline restoration component will be constructed in the final season of construction (2024).

Project Timeline Details

Design

Start Date: Summer 2015
Completion Date: Fall 2019

Procurement

Start Date: Winter 2019
Completion Date: Winter 2020

Construction

Start Date: August 2021
Projected Completion Date: Fall 2024

Funding

Total Funding: $107,000,000

Sources

  • HUD Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery $60,000,000
  • New York State - $47,000,000

Includes Funding for:

  • Design/Permitting/Planning
  • Construction and Administration
  • Social Resiliency Programming

 

NAVIGATION SAFETY FOR LOCAL MARINERS DURING CONSTRUCTION

Breakwater construction will generally proceed from the southwest, where the first breakwater will be installed, to the northeast. Partially constructed breakwaters may or may not be visible above water. Construction barges will be moored in the vicinity of the construction zone and will be marked with lights on four corners. Anchors will also be marked with lighted buoys. During work hours, divers will be present in the water. Mariners and recreational craft should avoid this area and keep their closest point of approach at least 0.5 nautical miles (3,308 feet) from buoys, lighted posts, and barges. Please refer to the Local Notice to Mariners for more information.

 

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Project Staff

Project liaison: Scott Narod
Contact GOSR about this project.

Location

Tottenville, Staten Island
Shoreline between Brighton Street End and Page Avenue

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