Sen. Linares: $1 Million CT River Dredging Project Will Create Jobs, Provide Lasting Benefit

March 13, 2013
Sen. Art Linares speaks to an area business leader in Westbrook on Feb. 26.  Sen. Linares applauded $1 million approved by the State Bond Commission March 13 to finance dredging of the Saybrook Shoal and Outer Bar on the Connecticut River below the I-95 Bridge in Old Saybrook, Old Lyme and Lyme.  The dredging project will create or retain approximately 21 construction related jobs.

Sen. Art Linares speaks to an area business leader in Westbrook on Feb. 26. Sen. Linares applauded $1 million approved by the State Bond Commission March 13 to finance dredging of the Saybrook Shoal and Outer Bar on the Connecticut River below the I-95 Bridge in Old Saybrook, Old Lyme and Lyme. The dredging project will create or retain approximately 21 construction related jobs.

Sen. Linares: $1 Million CT River Dredging Project Will Create Jobs, Provide Lasting Benefit

Sen. Art Linares applauded $1 million approved by the State Bond Commission March 13 to finance dredging of the Saybrook Shoal and Outer Bar on the Connecticut River below the I-95 Bridge in Old Saybrook, Old Lyme and Lyme.

“This dredging project will create or retain approximately 21 construction related jobs,” Sen. Linares said. “It will provide a lasting benefit to our region and we are grateful to the governor and the bond commission for moving this project forward.”

The lower portion of the Connecticut River consists of 15-foot main channel depth by 300-foot wide. From Saybrook Jetty to the I-95 bridge, the channel is approximately four miles in length.

The areas of concentration which need maintenance are the Saybrook Shoal and the Saybrook Outer Bar. The Saybrook Shoal is located at the entrance to the North Cove, which was last dredged in 2009.