Buffalo, NY --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District and its contractor Michigan-based Great Lakes Dock & Materials, L.L.C have completed the repair work to the east breakwater in Great Sodus Harbor, located in Sodus Bay, Village of Sodus Point, Wayne County, NY.
Work was completed May 19th, of the $3.86 million contract which covers repairs to 525 feet of the Charles Point steel sheet pile wall which provides protection to the shoreline east of the east breakwater, critical to reduce the rate of erosion. Additional site work is planned to return the area to pre-construction conditions.
The Buffalo District received $4.5M in federal funding to construct the project in April 2020.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said, “The Charles Point breakwater wall is a vital shield, protecting Sodus Bay and safeguarding homes on Charles Point bluff from falling into Lake Ontario. No one should have to fear for the safety of their home, but until now families along the Charles Point bluff have had to do just that, as Lake Ontario water levels threatened to cause serious damage. That’s why I was proud to deliver the much-needed $4.5 million for the Army Corps of Engineers to repair and rebuild the Charles Point break wall. Now the repaired wall will serve as a shield, improving resiliency along the Lake Ontario shoreline, protecting Sodus Bay, and ensuring the safety of our community and their families.”
“Completing the work at Charles Point is an example of the Corps of Engineers honoring its commitment to provide safe navigation and build a more resilient Lake Ontario shoreline,” said LTC Eli Adams, USACE Buffalo District Commander. “I would like to thank our congressional members to prioritize funding for this project, specifically U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, and the continued support of the Charles Point Association for helping us understand the localized impacts.”
The Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works mission provides a key foundational component of the Nation’s public infrastructure that facilitates economic growth, quality of life, environmental health and national security for the American people.
For more information about Corps of Engineers’ Continuing Authorities Program please visit: https://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Overview/Continuing-Authorities-Program/