Proposed Louse Point Stormwater Abatement Design

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The Town of East Hampton is planning 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 retention 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 has been explored for the east side of the parking lot and has been determined to be unneeded to provide proper treatment of stormwater in the area. 

The goal of this project is to maintain the character of the area while incorporating improvements for water quality and functionality. 

Work is set to begin on this project on November 1, 2022 and will be completed by November 30, 2022. We apologize for any temporary closures, the lot with all improvements completed will be re-opened in December 2022!

Written comments can be submitted directly to the Town through the Natural Resources Department at

We look forward to reading your comments!

Stormwater Management

Replace Asphalt Millings with Crushed Quartz Gravel

Re-Grade Lot and Install Berm to Direct Stormwater

Control Runoff and Provide Treatment

Remove Excess Pavement Overhanging Dune

Stabilize Dune Area

Revegetate with Native Plants for Dune Habitat

Reduce Runoff and Erosion

Stabilize and Improve Walking Paths for Access

Current Site Plan permitted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for the Louse Point Road End Restoration Project included below.