Southampton Town has begun work to improve public access at the south side of the old Ponquogue Bridge in Hampton Bays. The $1.9 million reconstruction project will include a new deck and handrail, new bulkheads and new access ramps.
Over the past several years, town staff and the town Trustees have worked with FEMA to develop approved designs and construction plans for the bridge, which was damaged during Superstorm Sandy. The town will provide funding for the work, but with FEMA approval now in place, the town will be reimbursed by the federal government. The project is expected to be done by mid-summer.