An updated schedule for the Army Corps of Engineers project was released from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)….
The City has been notified that the Army Corps of Engineers will proceed with the beach protection project in a manner that provides enhanced safety and causes the least disruption to our beach this summer. The City’s management team has worked closely with Senator Kaminsky, Assemblywoman Miller, Legislator Ford, and Senator Schumer’s office to ensure that the inconvenience Long Beach residents face this summer would be minimized while also allowing the project to proceed in a timely manner with measures put in place to protect the City from future storms. Throughout this process, the City administration and the City Council will continue to stand up for Long Beach.Below is a list of the contractor’s work plan for the Army Corps of Engineers project as provided by the NYSDEC:
– Rehabilitate Groin 39 (opposite Edwards) from the New York Avenue access point and Groin 40 (opposite Riverside) access point at Neptune first starting end of March/ early April to about May 10 .
– Rehabilitate Groin 30 (opposite New York Ave) from the New York Avenue access point and Groin 47 (opposite Roosevelt Blvd) from the Neptune Blvd access point next once Groins 39 (opposite Edwards) and 40 (opposite Riverside) are done. (approx. from May 10 to June 22)
– Rehabilitate Groin 29 (opposite Arizona) from the New York Avenue access point and Groin 44 (opposite Franklin Blvd) from the Neptune Blvd access point next once Groins 30 (opposite New York Ave) and 47 (opposite Roosevelt Blvd) are done. (approx. from June 22 to September 5)
– If the contractor completes all six groins prior to Labor Day, he may request to work on an additional set of groins – one on each end of the City, such as 27 (opposite Tennessee) and 43 (Lincoln Blvd.). However, no other groins will be worked on until after Labor Day unless the City specifically approves this.
– Haul roads will only be constructed and used as needed to reach the groins currently being worked on as in the approved Work Plan for the contract to repair the groins. For example, when Groins 39 (opposite Edwards) and 40 (opposite Riverside) are complete, the haul road will be removed from the access points to Groins 39 (opposite Edwards) and 40 (opposite Riverside) and reset to reach only Groins 30 (opposite New York Ave) and 47 (opposite Roosevelt Blvd) from their respective access points.
– At every boardwalk crossing (stairs and/or ramp), a corridor will be made to allow the public access to the beach across the haul road and around staging areas and groin work areas as needed.
– There will be two large material handling vehicles working the project as opposed to the one identified in the work plan, limiting the amount of travel time needed in the haul road.
– The contractor may begin work on the beach at 8:00 AM and work until 8:00 PM per City ordinance. There will be 20 trucks used per day, each making two deliveries – one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
For any additional questions or concerns, please call the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation at 518-402-8147.