Winthrop Beach Project Update
TWO WEEK LOOK-AHEAD
August 8, 2013 – August 22, 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. United Stone has repointed the seawall along Winthrop Shore Drive. The sand blasting of the wall is finished. The painting of the wall will begin next week, following similar traffic procedures, with a block of parking taken at a time.
McCourt, with the help of Algar Construction, has finished forming and pouring the beach ramp. Now that the ramp is completed, the area of beach around the ramp will be backfilled, and the flood gate will be installed. This work will be completed at the end of this week or the start of next week.