REDI work closes Sackets Harbor waterfront assets

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Published: Apr. 25, 2023 at 11:05 AM EDT
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SACKETS HARBOR, New York (WWNY) - Some facilities at Sackets Harbor’s lakefront will be out of commission for a while.

The village announced Tuesday that work has begun on the downtown boat launch, the Sentinel Bandstand, and Market Square Park.

It’s because of $3.1 million in Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI) money the village received for projects in areas affected by Lake Ontario flooding in 2017 and 2019.

The facilities will be unavailable for use until further notice.

“People were hoping we’d be done by now but it’s such a big project that unfortunately we will have to be closed much of the season this year,” Mayor Alex Morgia said. “The boat launches, it’s sad that they’re not usable right now, but there’s no way to renovate the space and keep it in use at the same time.”

One project is raising and reconstructing Market Square Park, the docks, and boat launches. Village officials say the entire sheet wall of the docks will be rebuilt to a higher elevation and 14 finger docks will be installed.

The boar launches will be rebuilt, and the bandstand will receive upgrades.