Norwalk seeks builder for storm-ravaged beach pier, seawall

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Fishermen make do Tuesday at Calf Pasture Beach.

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk has received all of the approvals it needs to rebuild the Calf Pasture Beach pier, jetty and seawall, Common Councilman Jerry Petrini (R-District D) said Thursday. A request for proposals (RFP) has been issued.

The RFP has a fast turnaround time – it was posted Thursday and the deadline is 2 p.m. July 10, less than three weeks away. Petrini said, “Hopefully, if it all comes back – the money is set aside – we should start construction, hopefully, a little bit later on this summer.”

The pier, jetty and seawall were heavily damaged by Hurricane Irene in 2011. The city obtained FEMA grant money to repair and rebuild the structures, but Superstorm Sandy came in last October, before the work had been done, and damaged the structures more, complicating matters.

The RFP specifies a $1 million budget. It calls for construction to begin approximately Aug. 15 and to be substantially completed by Dec. 1.

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Construction on the Calf Pasture Beach pier, jetty and seawall should begin around Aug. 15.


One response to “Norwalk seeks builder for storm-ravaged beach pier, seawall”

  1. Suzanne

    Isn’t it a form of insanity – to keep repairing the same thing over and over, incalculable damage done by repeat storms, FEMA funds, then turning around and repairing the same thing all over again expecting a different outcome? Just like building in flood plains, the City of Norwalk needs to get used to the idea of irreparable damage due to violent storms and water surges and figure out different solutions to old and tired structures.

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