Status Update Needed on Fire Island to Montauk Point Project
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release the draft report and immediately thereafter hold public community forums regarding their plans for the Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) project.
“The Army Corps should release the draft plan and engage with the community ASAP. Public meetings will allow residents to voice their concerns, improve the plan and ask important questions that affect their future,” said U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.
FIMP, which Schumer has long supported, is studying storm protection measures between Fire Island and Montauk Point, including home elevations and road raisings.
The Corps’ FIMP project for hurricane protection and beach erosion control is along five reaches of the south shore of Long Island between Fire Island Inlet and Montauk Point, a distance of approximately 83 miles.
The project also authorizes federal participation in periodic beach nourishment. Major dunes and beach nourishment could commence across the south shore of Suffolk County.
Though some interim construction has been completed, the project has never been fully completed.