Update from Steve Keehn 3-8-09

Project Schedule for the 2008-9 Fire Island Renourishment Project

We are receiving questions about the schedule.  The project schedule was a topic during the Inter-Municipal Working group meetings held on Feb 25 & 27 and March 4. This group is made up of representatives of the two Towns and two Villages that are taking part in the project .  The schedule is being changed to support a permit modification request for a construction extension into April. The proposed schedule will minimize impact to natural resources such as piping plovers,  which are the basis of a permit restrictions for a March 31 construction end date.  This should  make the permit modification more palatable to the agencies (FINS, FWS, Corps, NMFS, NYDEC..)  

A final schedule is being  developed for discussion at the next weekly construction meeting on March 11 2008. Weeks Marine Inc (WMI), Coastal Planning & Engineering Inc and Land Use will present a schedule for final refinement and approval by the committee.  The schedule will probably be as follows:  Completion of Davis Park and Fire Island Pines by the end of March and completion of the Central Reach ( Corneille Estate to  Ocean Bay Park ) by the end of April. The schedule will also include provisions for removal of the contractor’s equipment by specific dates. 

The permit modification request has been submitted by Land Use to the two Federal agencies and the State.  The agencies reaction to this permit modification will have an influence on the final schedule.      

A late start of construction, mechanical problems and weather are the primary recent reasons leading to a need for a modified permit and schedule. 

Stephen Keehn, PE
Senior Coastal Engineer
Coastal Planning & Engineering, Inc
2481 NW Boca Raton Blvd.
Boca Raton, Florida 33431
Phone 561-391-8102 (fax 9116)
Mobile 561-441-5499
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are receiving questions about the schedule.  The project schedule was a topic during the Inter-Municipal Working group meetings held on Feb 25 & 27 and March 4. This group is made up of representatives of the two Towns and two Villages that are taking part in the project .  The schedule is being changed to support a permit modification request for a construction extension into April. The proposed schedule will minimize impact to natural resources such as piping plovers,  which are the basis of a permit restrictions for a March 31 construction end date.  This should  make the permit modification more palatable to the agencies (FINS, FWS, Corps, NMFS, NYDEC..)   

 

A final schedule is being  developed for discussion at the next weekly construction meeting on March 11 2008. Weeks Marine Inc (WMI), Coastal Planning & Engineering Inc and Land Use will present a schedule for final refinement and approval by the committee.  The schedule will probably be as follows:  Completion of Davis Park and Fire Island Pines by the end of March and completion of the Central Reach ( Corneille Estate to  Ocean Bay Park ) by the end of April. The schedule will also include provisions for removal of the contractor’s equipment by specific dates.  

 

The permit modification request has been submitted by Land Use to the two Federal agencies and the State.  The agencies reaction to this permit modification will have an influence on the final schedule.       

 

A late start of construction, mechanical problems and weather are the primary recent reasons leading to a need for a modified permit and schedule.  

 

Stephen Keehn, PE

Senior Coastal Engineer

Coastal Planning & Engineering, Inc

2481 NW Boca Raton Blvd.

Boca Raton, Florida 33431

Phone 561-391-8102 (fax 9116)

Mobile 561-441-5499

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.