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Huntington Shore and Bank Protection Project

Huntington Local Protection Project

The project in Huntington is located along the West Branch of the Westfield River adjacent to Old Chester Road, about one mile west of Huntington center. It is about 20 miles northwest of Springfield.

Erosion of the riverbank threatened the stability of Old Chester Road. To strengthen the roadway, the Corps placed 400 feet of stone slope protection on the riverbank where Old Chester Road adjoins the West Branch of the Westfield River.

Huntington is a small project, built under Section 14 of the Corps’ Continuing Authorities Program. It was constructed between May - October 1959 at a cost of $4,000.