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Montauk Dune Rebuilding Project to Start in October, Army Corps Says

Posted on August 28, 2015

By Will James, Newsday

Work to bury huge sandbags to reinforce an eroded ocean beach in Montauk is scheduled to begin in October, despite a lawsuit from environmentalists seeking to stop the project, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials said.

The $8.4 million emergency plan would place 14,000 “geotextile” sandbags — each weighing 1.7 tons — along 3,100 feet of beach that has been scoured by storms in recent…


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