Community leaders, project partners, and federal and state officials gathered on Friday March 31 to mark the beginning of construction of the Chequesset Neck bridge, the first and largest infrastructure component of the Herring River Restoration Project.
The new bridge will restore tidal flow into the river basin improving water quality, restoring native salt marsh habitat, increasing resilience of the floodplain, and reviving the river’s ability to sequester heat-trapping greenhouse gases.
This large environmental project is a true collaborative effort among the Town of Wellfleet, National Park Service, Cape Cod National Seashore, National Resources Conservation Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Friends of Herring River as well as the contractor and consultant partners. EP will oversee construction with Weston & Sampson as the Owner’s Project Representatives. MIG Corporation has mobilized and is starting the initial phase of construction work.
For more project details, see Friends of Herring River’s site: https://herringriver.org/news/restoration-updates/