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Connecticut River Shore and Bank Protection Project

Connecticut River

Middletown is located approximately 15 miles south of Hartford and 20 miles northeast of New Haven. Middletown is bordered to the east by the Connecticut River.

Streambank erosion along the Connecticut River in the vicinity of River Road at the intersection with Eastern Drive is threatening a public road (River Road), a water main, and a sewage treatment facility. In order to protect the areas subject to the erosion, the Corps designed a grid block revetment with a stone toe approximately 600 feet long and 11 feet high.

Construction of the revetment is complete at a cost of $200,000. The project is authorized under Section 14, Emergency Streambank and Shoreline Protection of the Corps’ Continuing Authorities Program.