Chesterfield Associates and Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts on Long Island NY
Hurricane Sandy (unofficially known as “superstorm Sandy”) was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, as well as the second costliest hurricane in United States history. Superstorm Sandy damaged or destroyed 95,534 buildings in Nassau and Suffolk (Long Island NY) and left behind 4.4 million cubic yards of debris, according to federal statistics.
Chesterfield Associates was instrumental in the recovery efforts of Hurricane Sandy. Their participation in these efforts included the following:
• According to recovery.gov (an official website of the United States Government), The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board for Hurricane Sandy Funding granted three awards to Chesterfield Associates totaling over $2 million dollars in reconstruction contracts for work done for the Department of Homeland Security in East Moriches NY, the Department of Transportation in Albertson, NY and the Department of Transportation in Ocean Beach, NY
• Southampton Town officials contracted with Westhampton Beach marine construction firm Chesterfield Associates to bring in an underwater dive team to do a thorough inspection of the footings of the old Ponquogue Bridge in Hampton Bays that were damaged during hurricane Sandy.
• Additionally Sagamore Hill National Historic Site awarded a $199,000 contract to Chesterfield Associates, Inc. from Westhampton Beach, NY, for the reconstruction of the Eel Creek Boardwalk. The boardwalk, which provides the public with access to Sagamore Hill’s beach and salt marsh, was irreparably damaged during Hurricane Sandy in October, 2012. Funding for the project is part of 398 million dollars of aid set aside to assist the National Park Service with recovery from the storm. The reconstruction project has reestablished Sagamore Hill National Historic Site’s only public access to Cold Spring Harbor and the beach that Theodore Roosevelt and his family frequently visited for swimming and camping. When finished, the 366-foot-long Eel Creek Boardwalk will allow visitors to view the picturesque harbor and the wildlife that frequents the site’s salt marsh. The park’s coastline falls within the boundaries of the Oyster Bay National Wildlife Refuge, the largest refuge in the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. The waterfront is frequented by herons, belted kingfishers and osprey, and visitors will be able to view horseshoe crabs and dagger blade grass shrimp, among many other types of wildlife, from the completed boardwalk.
Chesterfield Associates also bid on the following projects:
• Replacement of the bulkhead of the Gilbert C. Hanse Municipal pool located at 700 Fire Island Avenue, Babylon, NY.
• Parking lot improvements & associated bulkheading in the village of Roslyn, NY
With offices in New York (Long Island) and New England (Maine), Chesterfield Associates has provided many clients with efficient, cost-effective solutions for marine construction projects.