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Living Breakwaters Construction Updates

Living Breakwaters Construction Updates

JUNE 2022 UPDATE

JUNE 2022 UPDATE

As of June, the Contractor for Living Breakwaters finished placing all the ecologically-enhanced concrete tidepool units and almost all of the armor stones for Breakwater ‘A’. The contractor is getting ready to install the navigation aid light posts to the east and west ends of Breakwater A. This breakwater is expected to be complete before the fall. At the same time, stone placement operation also started on Breakwater ‘B’ located just east of Breakwater ‘A’. At the Jersey Precast Plant in Trenton, NJ, production of ecologically-enhanced concrete units (armor units and tidepool units) is ongoing and expected to finish by the end of July. Stone production at Carver Quarry (in Johnstown, NY) is also continuing.

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How can you ensure safe navigation around the Living Breakwaters?

​It is summer and a great time to get out onto the water. However, please remember that the Living Breakwaters project site is an active construction zone that boaters must avoid. 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 all buoys, lighted posts, and barges. You can see Breakwater ‘A’ and part of Breakwater ‘B’ at high tide, but partially constructed breakwaters (‘B’, ‘C’, and ‘D’) may or may not be visible above water. Construction barges are also moored in the vicinity of the construction zone and Barges are secured by anchor lines that can extend great distances from the barges. The barges and anchor lines will also move over the course of the summer depending on which breakwaters are under construction. All construction areas are marked, and barges are marked with lights on four corners. If you are a boater/mariner, please give this active construction zone a wide berth!

Please see section on “NAVIGATION SAFETY FOR LOCAL MARINERS DURING CONSTRUCTION” below for more information. The project construction activities are also posted in the US Coast Guard’s Local Notice to Mariners (LNM) for US Coast Guard District 1. The LNM, published weekly for each Coast Guard District, is the US Coast Guard's primary means for disseminating information concerning aids to navigation, hazards to navigation, and other items of marine information of interest to mariners on the waters of the United States, its territories, and possessions.

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

 

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
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Location

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

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