The Town of East Hampton has proposed a restoration of the Louse Point Road parking area and beach access for stormwater abatement and control. Significant erosion at the inlet has caused deterioration of the north sand dune and has resulted in excess asphalt overhanging the top of the dune. Lack of stormwater detention has also caused erosion of the parking area and walking paths.
The Town is proposing to remove the excess pavement overhanging the dune and stabilizing the area through a revegetation with native plantings without blocking the view of Accabonac Harbor and Gardiner's Bay. The parking area will also be re-graded to include a berm to reduce runoff and erosion to the dune by directing the stormwater to flow to a pervious parking area where washed quartz will be installed to replace the existing asphalt millings. The need and efficacy of a bioretention area will be explored for the east side of the parking lot.
The goal of this project is to maintain the character of the area while incorporating improvements for water quality and functionality.