Oak Bluffs to get grant for East Chop Bluff

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The Baker-Polito administration announced more than $10.2 million in grants and loans to address deteriorating dams and refurbish critical coastal infrastructure, according to a press release from the governor’s office, and some of that money is headed to Oak Bluffs.

Oak Bluffs will receive a $100,000 grant for a East Chop Bluff revetment. East Chop Bluff has been experiencing significant erosion, and the current stone revetment, which dates back to the 1930s, is in deteriorated condition, according to the release.

The scenic road is a popular route for Islanders and tourists, but the erosion that has damaged it makes it closed to most traffic.

The award will support the permitting for the project, to advance it to construction-ready.