Monroe County receives state funds to help with shoreline projects after last year's flooding

Feb 27, 2018

Credit Veronica Volk / WXXI News

Monroe County is receiving some state funding to help with problems caused by flooding along the Lake Ontario shoreline.

County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo says the county will get $1.5 million from the NYS Office of Community Renewal, and the money will support several restoration and mitigation projects along the lakefront.

About $1 million will be used to restore infrastructure damaged by last year’s flooding, while the rest will be used to find projects to help prevent further damage in the event of future flooding.

Projects that will be funded with this money include:

·        Pure Waters Infrastructure: Restoration of the Lakeshore Interceptor Sewer and repair of the Charlotte Pump Station.
·        Bypass Pumps: Replacement of pumps used to relieve street flooding and protect homeowner property.
·        Irondequoit Bay Park West Road: Rehabilitation and protection of Bay Front South Road, which provides access to the southern end of Irondequoit Bay.
·        Edgemere Drive Recovery and Repair Project: Bank armoring and installation of inline gate valves on storm system outlets to minimize the back up of flood waters.
·        Webster Park Shoreline Protection: Installation of rock rip rap to protect the shoreline.