Northshore Critical Infrastructure Protection Project

Contractor (GC): Posillico Construction

Bid Price (GC) : $31,356,675

Contractor (Electric): Polaris

Bid Price (Electric): $675,000

Total Project Cost: $32,332,175

Design Firm: D&B Engineers and Architects

Design Cost: $1,111,737

Inspection: $268,000 (9 MONTHS)

The City was awarded approximately $20,060,327 under the FEMA 404 Mitigation Program to prepare plans and specifications as well as commence construction of a new bulkhead adjacent to its critical facilities abutting Reynolds Channel. A storm water pump station at Riverside Blvd. is incorporated as well. The proposed bulkhead will be installed along the Waterfront between Monroe Blvd. and the City’s Waterfront Park. The City retained the services of Dvirka and Bartilucci Engineers and Architects, P.C. to prepare the design for the project. The design of the Northshore Critical Infrastructure Protection Project is complete. Permits have been received from the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and Town of Hempstead.

Bids on the project were received on November 14, 2019. The bid far exceeded the available budget. On March 30, 2020 this office submitted a revised request to NYSDHSES in the amount of $33,560,395 for the Northshore Critical Infrastructure Protection Project. Preliminary discussions with NYSDHSES have been positive and it is likely that the funding will be approved. Prior to approval, however, the City is required to participate in the development of the update to the Nassau County Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. According to NYSDHSES, the funding cannot be approved until the document is finalized. This is anticipated by the end of 2020.

Issues remain with the LIRR. An agreement is needed for the proposed stop log system and crossing under the tracks with the proposed water mains. On October 29, 2020, the City received notice from FEMA Region II that the City’s request of $33,560,395 was approved.

On October 29, 2020, the City received notice from FEMA Region II that the City’s request of $33,560,395 was approved.