Cuomo Announces $151M Seawall to Protect Staten Island

NEW YORK (AP) -
Cuomo, Announces, $151M, Seawall, Protect, Staten Island
Gov. Andrew Cuomo walks along the Staten Island shoreline last Tuesday after signing a bill granting up to $151 million to fund a seawall. (Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Gov. Cuomo)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans last week to build a $151 million elevated promenade and seawall to protect Staten Island’s southern coast from severe flooding.

Mr. Cuomo said the coastal resiliency project will also include biking and walking pathways. The seven-mile long seawall promenade will be built up to 20 feet above sea level and will stretch from Fort Wadsworth to Oakwood.

The state will hold a series of forums to allow community input on the final design, which is expected to be complete by the winter of 2018.

Construction is slated to begin in 2019 and completed by 2022.