INFORMATION

Project Limits:

STA. 6+00 to 19+50

Project Need:

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.

Project Overview:

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.

Project Timeline:

Design Phase:

Design work to be completed no later than August 2015.

Construction Phase:

Construction work to be completed August 2016.

Additional Comments:

N/A