Officials Break Ground on Coney Island Coastal Project

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and City officials two days ago broke ground on a long-awaited Coney Island shoreline protection project that will construct a series of T-groin rock jetties between West 37th Street and Brighton Beach.

The Coney Island Reach project consists of approximately three miles of storm damage reduction to the densely populated communities and infrastructure along the shoreline of Coney Island.

This is a long-standing Army Corps project that will construct a series of T-Groin rock jetties to protect the peninsula and prevent further erosion that has long plagued the shoreline since 1992 and was made significantly worse during Superstorm Sandy.

The project is part of the City’s comprehensive citywide resiliency plan, focused on strengthening coastal defenses, upgrading buildings, protecting infrastructure and critical services, and making homes, businesses and neighborhoods safer and more vibrant.

Schumer, Gillibrand, Nadler and Jeffries secured $25 million in federal funding for this project in the Superstorm Sandy Supplemental bill, which covers 100% of the project’s total cost. It was the first Project Partnership Agreement approved by the Army Corps for a Sandy recover project in New York.

Schumer, Nadler, and Jeffries also said that this groundbreaking means that critical restoration, jetties and beach replenishment along the Coney Island shoreline will soon be underway.

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