Rep. Zeldin Announces Second FIMP Contract Awarded

Government and Politics

September 28, 2022

Rep. Zeldin Announces Second FIMP Contract Awarded

PATCHOGUE, NY - Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded Contract 2 of the Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) project to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for nearly $24.5 million, representing another major milestone for this decades-in-the-making project.  

The scope of the second FIMP contract covers the hydraulic dredging of more than 320,000 cubic yards of sand from Shinnecock and Moriches Inlets and strategically placing it on updrift and downdrift beaches to reduce erosion and strengthen coastal resiliency.

“The awarding of the FIMP project’s second construction contract is another huge step toward completing this long overdue effort to improve and secure the long-term health and viability of Long Island’s environment, economy and coastal way of life,” said Congressman Zeldin. “FIMP has been among my top priorities since I came to Congress in 2015, and my team and I worked tirelessly to successfully secure authorization for FIMP during the 116th Congress, through December 2020 appropriations legislation. I am grateful to the Army Corps and all the local stakeholders for their continued commitment to efficiently move forward and finally get this project over the finish line for Long Islanders.”

In August 2021, Congressman Zeldin and Congressman Andrew Garbarino (R, NY-2) announced the awarding of the first FIMP construction contract also to Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for almost $47.5 million. The first contract covers the dredging of Fire Island Inlet and sand placement at Gilgo Beach and Robert Moses State Park. The groundbreaking for FIMP Contract 1 took place in December 2021.