The county replaced the old pine boards, many of which had been damaged by Hurricane Sandy, with a hardwood expected to last for 30 years. The first winter after the 2012 storm, the most damaged parts were repaired to get the boardwalk open for the summer season. Then this winter, the county replaced the rest of the 1,300 foot boardwalk.
“We are really, really proud of how this turned out,” Astorino said.
The first phase, which included work under the boardwalk and on the fishing pier, cost $2.1 million. Phase two cost just over $2 million. Titan Construction Group did the work.
It’s unclear how much reimbursement the county will get from FEMA.
Astorino said repairs to the north boardwalk, which was completely swept away by the storm, have been put on hold until the future of the park is resolved. Astorino had chosen the Rye-based nonprofit Sustainable Playland to take over the management of the park but the plans have gotten snagged over the role of the city of Rye in the review.