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More Bluff Work Coming to Sound Beach

Bluff restoration to be followed by creation of a sump to help curb long-term erosion near Shore Drive.

More Bluff Work Coming to Sound Beach
After augmenting bluffs in Sound Beach near Shore Drive in recent months, the town highway department has gone back out to bid to further restore the bluff before it hopes to create a long-term solution to keep it from eroding.

Deputy Highway Superintendent Tony Gallino attended last week's Sound Beach Civic Association meeting, telling the crowd that the goal is to ultimately create a sump that would gather stormwater rather then letting it flow to the Sound.

He cited heavy rains over the past few months that have led to erosion of the bluff.

 "Until we can build a sump we're going to build – and then dismantle everything on that bluff" and restore it to its natural state, he said.

According to the Village Beacon Record, over 2,000 cubic yards of sand was used to restore the bluff, near the end of Amagansett Drive, in May, costing just over $325,000.

Councilwoman Jane Bonner added that the town is in talks with a property owner in possession of an easement the town needs to purchase in order to make the sump a possibility.

Click here to read the Village Beacon Record article.

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