Merrimack River Jetty Repair to Begin this Fall
June 7, 2012
Newburyport News: After years of hoping and months of planning, on July 1, contractors will be sought to repair the south jetty at the mouth of the Merrimack River.
The deteriorating stone jetty is blamed for much of the erosion that has endangered the beaches and plagued homeowners on Plum Island.
The Merrimack River Beach Alliance learned yesterday of the Army Corps of Engineers‘ intent to post bids for the work, the ultimate sign the plan to fix the south jetty will become reality. According to state Sen. Bruce Tarr, R-Gloucester, chairman of the MRBA, the bid window is 30 days, with repairs to start after Labor Day and completed by March 31.