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Contact: John Stewart, 631-687-4757
Contact: Ken Wells, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 917-790-8109
Patchogue, NY - Fire Island National Seashore Superintendent Chris Soller announced today that beach closure due to construction on the second phase of the Fire Island to Moriches Inlet (FIMI) Stabilization Project will require off-road driving permit holders to use the interior route east of the Fire Island Lighthouse.
There will be no vehicles permitted on the beach from the Kismet Vehicle Cut to Robbins Rest during this phase of construction. Residents, contractors, essential service, and municipal permit holders will be required to use the interior route. Permit holders are asked to allow for extra travel time while the project is underway. Beach access for pedestrians will be permitted outside designated work zones.
Permit holders should call 631-661-2556 for updated information on beach driving closures on the west end of Fire Island National Seashore. Off-road driving is designated by permit only in limited areas within the boundary of Fire Island National Seashore. More information on off-road permits may be found at www.nps.gov/fiis.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contract, awarded to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company, calls for placement of roughly one million cubic yards of sand from Robert Moses State Park through Saltaire. This phase of the FIMI project involves construction of a dune and wide, flat elevated berm. Construction is slated for completion in early 2016. Information on the FIMI project may be found on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website.