Rep. Zeldin Announces Start of Beach Renourishment in Westhampton Beach
WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NEW YORK - Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced the start of beach renourishment along the ocean side of Dune Road in Westhampton Beach. This project provides for a protective beach berm and dune, providing protection for Westhampton Beach west of Groin 15 and affected mainland communities of Moriches Bay.
On September 30, 2019, the renourishment contract for the project was awarded to Weeks Marine at a cost of $22.3 million, which is 65% federally funded and 35% state funded, and work relocating an estimated 1.2 million cubic yards of sand, began on November 25, 2019.
“With our Congressional District nearly completely surrounded by water, our area’s infrastructure includes our maritime infrastructure, and ensuring its integrity is vital to protecting our communities,” said Congressman Zeldin. “This latest beach renourishment in Westhampton Beach is great news for those along the barrier island and the communities that line Moriches Bay, providing a protective berm and dune. I look forward to continuing to work with the Army Corps under the leadership of New York Commander Colonel Asbery as they continue to protect and bolster our maritime infrastructure.”