West Haven, Connecticut Gets $1.25 Million For Beach Repairs
July 1, 2011
You can’t blame West Haven, Connecticut officials if they gave up hope when more than three years passed without word after they applied for a state grant for shoreline improvements.
Then, seemingly out of nowhere, the city learned last week that the application was approved and they are in line for $1.25 million in state funds, according to an article in the New Haven Register.
The money will go toward repairing beach erosion, rebuilding a beach groin, sand replenishment and replacement of a pier. The grant is set to be finalized at an upcoming state Bonding Commission meeting.
Officials say they asked the state for funding three to four years ago, and the shoreline has suffered significant erosion since then. In April, the city made emergency repairs to a “severely eroded” beach on Beach Street, where a storm-water line had been exposed.