Sea Gate Project in Brooklyn Makes Progress

Work is underway on the long-awaited Army Corps of Engineers project to construct T-groins and place sand in the community of Sea Gate west of the West 37th Street Groin in Coney Island.

Crews working under a $25.2 million contract are first carrying out the stonework portions of the project, which includes the construction of four stone T-groins, a stone spur on the West 37th Street Groin and reinforcement of the Norton Point Dike and the West 37th Street Groin.

In all, the project calls for roughly 100,000 tons of stones, varying from small bedding stone to stones ranging upwards of eight tons that are being used to construct the T-groins.

This sort of stonework makes up a great deal of the project’s construction timeline and is estimated to continue through the end of 2015.

The project also includes the placement of roughly 125,000 cubic yards of sand, with sand coming from the Gravesend Bay side of Sea Gate as well as dredged from the Rockaway Inlet Federal Navigation Channel. Sand placement work will take place during later stages of construction, pending progress on stonework portions of the project. Once completed, the stone and sheet pile groins will work to limit the erosion of sand on the beach.

While this work will provide increased risk reduction for some residents in the community of Sea Gate, the primary purpose of the proposed work is to protect the West 37th Street Terminal Groin from flanking and reduce rapid erosion of fill on the Atlantic coast of Coney Island/Sea Gate that occurs from that groin westward to Norton Point.

The project is being carried out in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and in close coordination with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

This project is 100 percent federally funded through the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013, also commonly referred to as the Sandy Relief Bill.

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