U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Congressman Dan Donovan, Borough President Oddo, State Senator Savino, State Senator Lanza and Councilman Steven Matteo called on the Army Corps of Engineers yesterday to officially approve plans for the Staten Island Sea Wall Project.
The Army Corps’ Staten Island Sea Wall project, that the Staten Island lawmakers have long supported, is studying storm protection measures along sections of the coastline from Fort Wadsworth to Tottenville, including a proposed seawall.
“I’ve always said that the Staten Island Sea Wall Project is a top priority for residents and it should be a top priority for the Army Corps. Now that the plans for this project are headed to the Army Corps’ desk, I am calling for its quick approval so that construction can soon move forward,” said Senator Schumer.
“This seawall is designed to protect life and property from Mother Nature – it goes beyond politics. Republicans, Democrats, and government agencies at every level are collaborating to advance the project on schedule. I ask that the Army Corps make every accommodation to approve the plans quickly so we can move forward to design and construction,” added Congressman Donovan.
Phase 1 of the project covers Ft. Wadsworth to Oakwood.
The plans for this project will soon be headed to the North Atlantic Division of the Army Corps and then to headquarters and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for final approval.
Staten Island lawmakers are calling on the Army Corps to be ready to approve these plans so that construction can commence on schedule.