Temporary Construction of Little Sodus Harbor’s West Pier Wraps Up

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, completed temporary measures to secure the west pier at Little Sodus Harbor, located in Fair Haven, New York on August 1, 2019.

Photo by Shaina Souder, USACE

This work was expedited with site inspections by Corps of Engineers’ technical experts occurring through March, April, and May, the contract being awarded on June 11th to Armitage Architects, Inc., and the work commencing as quickly as July 9, 2019.

Now the temporary repair is complete ahead of the original completion date, which was expected to be sometime this fall.

Commenting the latest news, New York Senator Charles Schumer said: “The Army Corps completing this temporary fix on the West Pier is an important step in the right direction and I thank them for their work, but a permanent long-term fix is needed ASAP. With high water levels yet again plaguing the Village of Fair Haven and Little Sodus Bay Harbor, I am urging Army Corps to immediately allocate emergency funds for a permanent repair this year, and then get moving on construction.”

According to USACE, a more permanent repair will be needed for the damaged section and the project will have to compete against other federal infrastructure needs across the Nation, for limited funds, before repairs can be implemented.