Gov. Andrew Cuomohas announced the start of construction at International Pier, a $9.5 million resiliency project in the City of Oswego.
The project will protect the deteriorating pier and convert the historic structure into a pedestrian-friendly open space that is connected to the city’s walking trail system.
The International Pier’s new layout will utilize space to better serve recreational boaters and draw residents to the waterfront with fresh opportunities to enjoy the area. Ultimately, the project will build upon the $3.1 million REDI project underway at Wrights Landing Marina, which will further promote and enhance recreational opportunities while creating a vibrant and open public space.
The project at International Pier was necessary due to damage to the structure incurred from increased water levels and storm-driven wave action on Lake Ontario. Resiliency and revitalization measures to be implemented at the pier include:
– Installation of new water, sanitary sewer, stormwater collection, as well as new electrical services
– Addition of a gateway arch and additional visitor parking
– Improvement of the landscape
– Relocation and replacement of boat slips
– Installation of shoreline stabilization to protect the pier bulkhead and sidewalls