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Staten Island Advance/Paul Liotta

NY - After years of delay, state says construction will start this year on $107 million South Shore coastal project

A project intended to protect the South Shore’s coastal communities is finally set to get underway in the fall after years of delays.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y — A project intended to protect the South Shore’s coastal communities is finally set to get underway in the fall after years of delays.

Funding was approved for the project, known as “Living Breakwaters,” and state-run construction was meant to have begun in 2018, according to a 2017 report from the Advance/SILive.com, but the project has languished since then.

In an emailed statement, a spokeswoman for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR), which is overseeing the project, said they’d executed a contract with Weeks Marine, and that they expect the project to be complete by 2024.


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