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East Rockaway Resiliency Plan following Superstorm Sandy

Strategy B: Proposed and Featured Projects
project name
project description
Estimated cost
proposed or Featured
regional project (y/n)
East Rockaway – Bay Park Drainage B-1 Improvements
Sub-project 1:East Rockaway – Bay B-1.1 Park Drainage Hydrology and
Drainage Improvements are broken into 6 distinct sub-projects.Su-project 1 (H&H Study) will identify specific needs and plans for Sub-projects 2-6.
Hydrologic and hydraulic study on the existing stormwater system.
$250,000 Proposed N

Hydraulic Study    Resolve stormwater issues at Lawson Ave with installation
B-1.2 Sub-project 2: Lawson Ave Drainage
Improvements (part 1)     where feasible.
of check valves, wet weather pumps and water storage tank
Proposed N
Proposed N
Proposed N
Featured N
Featured N
Featured N
B-1.3 Sub-project 3: Lawson Ave Drainage Improvements (part 2)
Sub-project 4: West Blvd/Higbie
B-1.4 Creek Drainage Improvements (part 1)
Sub-project 5: West Blvd Drainage
B-1.5 Improvements (part 2)
Sub-project 6: East Boulevard/
B-1.6 connecting streets Drainage
Road raising of Lawson Avenue to 8’ and site restoration to address drainage issues.
Road raising of north half of West Blvd with site restoration. Includes installation of outfalls, dredging, wetland creation and site restoration at Higbie Creek.
Road raising of south half of West Blvd. Includes installation of outfalls, dredging, wetland creation and site restoration at Higbie Creek.
Road raising and site restoration of East Boulevard and connecting streets.
Green infrastructure measures to increase stormwater retention and detention including constructed wetlands, vegetated swales, stormwater street trees, rain gardens and permeable pavements.

Green Infrastructure Implementation Program
Section III: Reconstruction and Resiliency Strategies

This is a section of the plan from the 2014 Resiliency Strategy which includes upgraded infrastructure to prevent such large flooding.

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