Congressman Lee Zeldin, Brookhaven Town Highway Superintendent Daniel P. Losquadro and Brookhaven Councilwoman Jane Bonner announced yesterday (October 1) the completion of a nearly $1 million stormwater treatment and shoreline protection project at the terminus of Hallock Landing Road in Rocky Point.
During Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, the Hallock Landing Road outfall sustained extensive damage, including substantial sand, beach grass and vegetation erosion, as well as the destruction of the gabion-basket wall system, concrete ramp, outfall pipes, parking lot, and chain link fence.
While Superstorm Sandy’s immense tidal surges were responsible for most of the damage, this shoreline stabilization project completed by the Brookhaven Highway Department repaired years of damage from multiple Nor’Easters, as well as Hurricane Irene.
This large-scale project, among others, involved the construction of a stone revetment wall with 2,150 tons of 3-4 ton-sized boulders to fortify the road ending and protect the drainage infrastructure; construction of a new, environmentally-sensitive, heavy-duty concrete block ramp for emergency vehicle access; and a new walkway and stairs to provide public beach access.
“Thanks to the hard work of Superintendent Losquardo, Councilwoman Bonner and all those working together at every level of government, this project has been completed and came in under budget, bolstering our area’s storm resiliency and preventing future water damage while saving taxpayers hard earned money,” said Congressman Zeldin.
The work was approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Program for 90% reimbursement of the total project cost of $996,829.