$1.8M REDI project kicks off in Irondequoit

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WHEC) — Construction on Irondequoit’s new plan to prevent more flood damage from Lake Ontario began Monday.

The town was awarded a $1.8 million project through the Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI).

It includes a new sewer system for homes on Bay Shore Boulevard that will connect more than 30 homes through the Bay Village Complex.

Currently, those homes rely on individual, on-site septic systems and when the Irondequoit Bay floods, leach fields become inundated which allows partially treated wastewater to flow directly to the bay.

At the intersection of Edgemere Drive and Island Cottage Road in Greece, REDI has completed an $850,000 upgrade to its storm sewer system.

The state says the project should keep roads in the area from being blocked by floodwaters and prevent sewer system backflow.