Updated: August 19, 2020 11:31 PM
Created: August 19, 2020 03:40 PM
IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WHEC) — The groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday for a project to improve flood resiliency at the Irondequoit Bay State Marine Park.
The $2.67 million project is part of the Governor's Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI).
Damage from the flooding in 2017 and 2019 will be repaired and the boat launch, docks and parking lot will be raised.
New docks, a playground, an American with Disabilities Act-accessible fishing pier and a pavilion will also be built.
"This is a dock, a launch point for emergency responders so it really needs to be open under all conditions," State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid said. "It's just a tremendous investment in these communities, putting your money where your mouth is and making sure Upstate New York, these shorelines come back better than before."
The REDI program was launched in May 2019 to help homeowners and business owners along the Lake Ontario shoreline repair damage from heavy flooding.
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