Current progress includes the completion of the breakwater wall, which entailed installation of 92 piles and 53 concrete wall panels, completion of both platforms that will connect to the floating docks, and completion of approximately 80 percent of the new concrete ramp.
The construction team anticipates encountering additional underwater obstructions while installing the guide piles for the floating docks, and a plan is in place to minimize additional impacts to the project’s schedule.
The public will be able to access the Shelter Island Boat Launch Ramp once the concrete ramp is complete, the temporary cofferdam has been removed and the floating docks and gangways are installed. The Port is actively managing this project with a goal of opening partial public access in late fall. An update on when the public may access the launch ramp will be provided as soon as possible.