The Corps is currently conducting a Major Rehabilitation Study for the main breakwater forming the Point Judith Outer Harbor of Refuge. As part of this effort the Corps is evaluating the effectiveness of the breakwater in its current condition to provide protection for navigation as well as secondary shore protection benefits. The Major Rehabilitation Design Report will result in a recommendation whether or not to repair the structure, and to what design level. Several features of the Point Judith Harbor of Refuge project were damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The Corps is planning on making repairs to the East Jetty, the Camp Cronin parking area shoreline, and the East Shore Arm Breakwater using funds provided in the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013. Bids have been opened on the contract to repair the east jetty. The remaining repair projects are in the early planning phase and are expected to be completed in 2014.
- Updated: 17 October 2014