Staten Island Crescent Beach Protective Measures
LiRo is providing construction management services for the installation of protective berms at Staten Island's Crescent Beach Park. The project, managed by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, was instituted to protect the vulnerable shore areas from the effects of future severe storm surges. Berms will be installed at several Staten Island beaches, with the intent of protecting adjacent properties from potential erosion. The dune system, designed in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will be reinforced with geotextile bags that are made of a permeable fabric strong enough to withstand destructive wave action.
The berm at Crescent Beach, located in the Great Kills area, will extend more than 2,000 lf, and will replenish more than 15,000-tons of sand. It will average 4 ft in height, and will have overlapping openings to mitigate surge effects.
On October 29th, 2013, the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg and NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica White inspected the construction progress at Crescent Beach. The restoration work is one of the projects included in "A Stronger, More Resilient New York", part of the City's long-term plan to offer increase the resiliency of infrastructure and buildings citywide.
Mayor Bloomberg and NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica White inspected the progress at Staten Island's Crescent Beach on October 29th. LiRo's Resident Engineer Andrew Letterese is in white hat at left.