There are 33 shoreline resiliency projects in Monroe County that are receiving an estimated $43 million in state funding through Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI). The projects were reviewed at a meeting of the Monroe County REDI Region Planning Committee, which includes local elected officials and other stakeholders.
Through REDI, the State has committed up to $300 million to rebuild the shoreline, as well as improve resiliency in flood-prone regions along Lake Ontario. The REDI Commission allocated $20 million for homeowner assistance, $30 million to improve the resiliency of businesses, and $15 million toward a regional dredging effort that will benefit each of the eight counties. The remaining balance, $235 million, has been allocated toward local and regional projects that advance and exemplify the REDI mission.
The REDI Commission will hold an implementation conference in Albany on November 20. The conference will provide REDI funding recipients with information about project implementation, including permitting and environmental reviews, as well as an opportunity to meet with relevant state agencies to ensure REDI projects are implemented as soon as possible.
Monroe County projects are:
$7.9 million for the Lakeshore Septic Systems project in the Town of Hamlin to project to protect hundreds of homes from floodwaters overwhelming septic systems.
$500,000 for the Bay Outlet Swing Bridge project in the Town of Irondequoit.
$2.25 million to address persistent flooding and erosion on the West Side of Genesee River Businesses Project in Rochester.
$250,000 for the Sandbar wastewater pump station project for Monroe County.
$5.86 million for septic systems in the Town of Parma.
$1.2 million to construct a new, flood resistant Bay Village Pump Station in the Town of Irondequoit.
$2 million for the Lake Shore Drive Storm Sewers project in the Town of Greece, which will replace existing stormwater system with resilient infrastructure.
$1.5 million for the Lake Road West End project in the Town of Webster to raise the roadway.
$1.87 million to install new sewer and conveyance system on Bay Shore Boulevard in the Town of Irondequoit.
$1.77 million to address flooding at the St. Paul Terminus in the Town of Irondequoit and City of Rochester.
$2.67 million to address recurring flooding and stabilize the shoreline at Irondequoit Bay State Marine Park.
$500,000 to replace the wastewater pumping system and cap abandoned drinking water well heads in the Town of Webster.
$125,000 to protect the Town of Penfield’s pump station.
$500,000 to improve Culver Road storm sewers in the Town of Irondequoit.
$143,000 to extend the existing berm along Round Pond in the Town of Greece.
$748,000 to make the Town of Webster’s Sandbar Park more resilient to floodwaters.
$326,000 to protect fishing access at St. Paul in Irondequoit.
$77,000 to build a floating dock and boat launch to ensure the West Webster Fire Department maintains its dock at the marina.
$250,000 to eliminate flood risk by replacing storm sewers along Braddock Road in the Town of Greece.
$400,000 to protect shoreline roads from high water in the Town of Parma.
$150,000 to increase the capacity of the German Village Wastewater Pump Station in Irondequoit.
$488,000 to protect homes and access to Wautoma Beach Road in the Town of Hamlin.
$150,000 to replace pumps with a higher capacity system at the Sea Breeze Wastewater Pump Station in Irondequoit.
$1.77 million to make publicly owned regional docks and boat launches in Rochester, Greece and Irondequoit more resilient to floodwaters.
The $9.2 million comprehensive Edgemere Drive project, which combines seven separate projects submitted to the Monroe County REDI Planning Committee that together address critical transportation, stormwater and sanitary sewer infrastructure improvements with resilient, nature-based shoreline stabilization. Improving stormwater management by constructing or repairing drains, lateral pipes, and pump stations, the project will reduce the danger of sanitary sewer overflow to protect the resiliency of Lake Ontario’s watershed while also protecting the health and safety of residents.
Elevation of portions of road systems will ensure continuous access of that infrastructure for residents, tourists and emergency responders. Components of the project include:
The Old Edgemere Drive Sewer Project ($2,927,000)
The Crescent Beach Road Sewers Project ($1,160,000)
The Edgemere Drive/Island Cottage to Crescent Beach Project ($850,000)
The Edgemere Drive/Cranberry Road Project ($150,000)
The Edgemere Drive Storm Sewer Project ($1,500,000)
The Long Pond Outlet/Channel Park ($1,929,000)
The Edgemere Drive Project ($650,000)