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Greenwich Dredging Fast Track Would Cost $7.5M

GREENWICH, Conn. – The completion time of the Greenwich Harbor dredging project now under way could be cut in half, according to Greenwich Harbormaster Ian MacMillan, but the speed-up would come at a price.

MacMillan said it would cost about $7.5 million to complete the dredging in two years and create a safer waterway for boaters.

“Recovery of Greenwich Harbor would be extraordinary,” he said during a Board of Selectmen meeting Thursday morning.

Plans for new speed limit and hazard buoys off Great Captains Island were also discussed, and MacMillan said their implementation is important.

“We have hazards of navigation out there that need to be resolved,” he said.

Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei said the board will formally take up discussion of the buoys at a later date.

Also at the meeting, Greenwich Traffic Sgt. John Slusarz said a section of St. Roch Avenue stretching from Hamilton Avenue to Alexandra Street will be closed from 6 to 11 p.m. Between Aug. 8 and 11 for St. Roch's Church Feast.

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