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The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is currently constructing a project to restore several thousand acres of tidal salt marsh at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Channels will be dredged throughout the refuge following the alignments of historic channels. A main conveyance channel is required to convey salt water from the north into Unit III. Since there is no existing crossing of Prime Hook Road, a new bridge (Bridge 3-822) over the proposed channel will be constructed.
This work involves the construction of a 70' span crossing over the new tidal conveyance channel. It will include a protected sidewalk for pedestrian use. Approach roadway embankments will be raised to meet the bridge. Parking pull-offs will be constructed to allow visitors to safely stop along the road. An asphalt path will connect the parking to the sidewalk at the bridge. A temporary bypass roadway will maintain traffic to Prime Hook Beach during construction and will be removed once completed.
Design work to be completed no later than August 2015.
Construction work to be completed August 2016.