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Army Corps To Truck In Sand For Misquamicut

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Photo from Rhode Island Parks web site

Photo from Rhode Island Parks web site

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) _ The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to truck in 90,000 cubic yards of sand to Misquamicut (mis-KWAH’-mih-kut) State Beach starting next spring.
The Westerly Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1etLQ0N ) that would restore the beach to the way it looked in 1959, when it opened as a state beach.
The work is scheduled to start in March and be completed in May, before beach season gets into full swing.  

It will be paid for by federal money that was appropriated after Superstorm Sandy.
Chris Hatfield of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says he can’t disclose the estimated cost of the project because it could influence bids from contractors.

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