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Southport Beach Shore and Bank Protection Project

Southport Beach in southwestern Fairfield extends about 2,200 feet west from Southport Harbor to Sasco Brook, which marks the Fairfield-Westport town line.

The project involved:

  • Constructing a 400-foot-long groin at the western end of the widened beach area. This was completed in 1956.
  • Widening about 700 feet of the beach to 100 feet by the direct placement of sand. This was completed in July 1958.

The total cost of the project was $52,900.