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Bayfront Infrastructure Projects

Two long-awaited and critically important infrastructure projects are set to commence along the Bayfront this September. When complete, these projects will result in better flood protection for our residents and infrastructure and will significantly improve the health of the back bays. Unfortunately, access to several City recreational facilities will be necessarily restricted or prohibited during the multi-year construction of these projects. Below is an overview of the projects, the recreational facilities that will be impacted and a listing of alternative facilities residents may utilize during the construction period.

 

OVERVIEW OF PROJECTS

The Flood Protection Project will see the construction of approximately 2,500 linear feet of steel bulkhead along the Bayfront from the municipal boat launch at National Blvd. to the Long Beach Tennis Center on Monroe Blvd. The project also includes the construction of a force main pipe to expel flood waters from the city’s drainage system as well as the cleanup and enhancement of Water Street. This project will help mitigate normal and severe flooding events in some of the city’s most vulnerable neighborhoods and serve to safeguard the water, wastewater and power the facilities that keep Long Beach functioning. This nearly $40 million project is fully funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and is expected to be completed in 18 months. A powerpoint overview of the project can be accessed by clicking here.

 

The Long Beach portion of the larger Bay Park Conveyance Project involves the decommissioning of the city’s wastewater treatment plant and converting it to a pump station that will send the city’s effluent (sewage) to the Bay Park Wastewater Plant for treatment. All treated effluent from Bay Park will then be conveyed via an aqueduct to the Cedar Creek Treatment Plant and ultimately discharged several miles out into the ocean, where it will quickly disperse into the seawater. This project will eliminate some 75 million gallons a day of treated effluent from being discharged into our back bays, which will greatly improve water quality, the natural ecosystem and storm resiliency. The entire Conveyance Project is estimated to cost $513 million with funding coming from Federal, State, County and City sources. The Long Beach portion of the project is currently expected to be complete in October 2025.

 

FACILITIES SUBJECT TO CLOSURE

Update (November 29, 2023)

The contractor will be mobilizing at the site beginning the week of December 4, which will result in the closure of the dog park. The temporary dog park being constructed on Park Place (just east of Posh Pets) is expected to be open in early January.


 

City facilities impacted include the skate park, boat ramp, kayak rental, bocce court and dog run. Access to the parking lot serving these facilities will be subject to closure effective September 5, 2023. We will update the public as more information becomes available. Once the street and lot are closed, access to the skate park will be limited to the Recreation Center parking lot on Magnolia until full closure is necessary at some point in 2024. Access to all other facilities are expected to be restricted until the projects are complete in October 2025.

 

ALTERNATIVE FACILITIES

Below is a listing of alternative facilities residents may utilize during the construction period. Please note, in some cases, fees may apply. Kindly reach out to the entities responsible for said facilities should you have any questions.

 

Your patience and understanding is appreciated while we undertake these transformative and critically important projects.