Merrimack Jetty Repairs to Take Place this Summer

Gap in Merrimack River Jetty to be Closed
SAT map, mouth of the Merrimack River.

Newburyport News: The massive stone jetty that juts out into the sea is due for a major overhaul this summer, but it may make the already boat-crowded mouth of the Merrimack even more hectic.

Nine firms have bid on the project, and the work is expected to be awarded to the lowest bidder, Cashman Corp. of Braintree, said Jack Karalius, project manager for the Army Corps of Engineers. Cashman bid $8.4 million, good news for the project since the Army Corps had estimated the cost would be about $9 million.

Read more about the jetty repairs scheduled for the North Jetty of the Merrimack River.