Massachusetts: Central Street Bridge Improvements and Sawmill Brook Restoration, Culvert Retrofit and Restoration Project

Benefits: Mitigates for a projected increase in flood conditions and restores natural wetland habitat.

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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts: $4.48 Million


The Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea’s current culvert system around the Central Street Bridge is obsolete, and a culvert failure would negatively impact transportation and community safety.

Project Description

This project will utilize projected future discharge conditions and rebuilds the culvert system to protect up to the 100-year storm event for the year 2100. The new culvert system will also result in improvements to infrastructure, stormwater management, community resiliency and improved habitat conditions—including for rainbow smelt, a federal species of concern.

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