Winthrop Beach Nourishment Project
TWO WEEK LOOK-AHEAD
May 23, 2013 – June 6, 2013
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is working to revitalize areas of Winthrop Beach to make it safe and user-friendly to its nearby residents. The project is aimed at shore protection, intended to reduce flooding from coastal storms. As a result of the beach nourishment to date, the damage of the winter storms was mitigated. Due to the winter storms and beach season approaching, the project could take a little longer than was expected.
The DCR and McCourt Construction are finished with their excavation on the beach. The beach fence has been installed with openings at each ramp. United Stone has repointed the seawall along Winthrop Shore Drive.
McCourt, with the help of Algar Construction, has begun forming and reconstructing the beach ramp. Cleaning (glass beading) of the seawall will begin Thursday 5/23, so keep a look out for the No Parking signs along Winthrop Shore Drive. We will be taking a block of parking at a time, and this work will last for about two weeks. The painting of the seawall will begin soon after, and follow a similar procedure.
General questions or concerns should be directed to DCR Resident Engineer Steve Colometo, at the DCR trailer behind the DCR bathhouse on Winthrop Shore Drive, by visit or phone (617-539-4957) during regular business hours: 7AM-3:30PM. Outside of business hours, a voicemail can be left on the DCR trailer phone line.
In case of a storm event or construction-related emergencies, contact McCourt Construction at their trailer on-site, behind the DCR trailer, or call:
Mike Cedrone 617-908-2633
Trevor McCourt 617-594-5103