The legislature of Suffolk County, New York, has confirmed the completion of dredging works in Mount Sinai Harbor.
The long-awaited dredging project began in December 2020 after the completion of the Town of Brookhaven’s project to repair the Mount Sinai Harbor jetties in May 2020. Due to the necessity of repairing the harbour’s jetties, the dredging project was temporarily halted until the town-owned jetties were repaired.
Approximately 68,000 cubic metres of accumulated shoaled rocky sand was removed from the channel and was used as much needed beach nourishment for the Village of Port Jefferson’s East Beach.
The final cost of the dredging project was approximately US$2.7 million, which was overseen and paid by the Suffolk County Department of Public Works. H&L Contracting of Hauppauge, New York, carried out the actual dredging work.
The purpose of the dredging is to maintain the depth of the harbour, making it safely accessible to recreational boating, commercial vehicles and emergency responder vehicles.
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