Corps proposes Kennebunk River jetties and wing walls repair and maintenance project

USACE, New England District
Published Sept. 24, 2020

 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is proposing to repair the east and west jetties and wing walls of the Kennebunk River Federal Navigation Project (FNP) in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, Maine. The towns of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport are the local sponsors for this project.    

The proposed work involves needed repair and maintenance of jetties and wing walls of the Kennebunk River FNP that sustained damage during Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and consecutive Nor’easter storms in March 2018. Repair work will target loss of armor stone along both jetties, undermining of the east wing wall, and unbalanced settlement of the west wing wall. The project features provide protection for vessels entering and exiting the Kennebunk River. The work is estimated to begin the summer of 2021 and take approximately seven months to complete.

The proposed work is being coordinated with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Coastal Program, Maine Department of Marine Resources, Maine Geological Survey, Maine Historic Preservation Office, the Passamaquoddy Tribe, the Town of Kennebunk, and the Town of Kennebunkport.  An Environmental Assessment is in preparation and will be available for review upon request once complete.   

The public notice, with more detailed information, is available for review on the Corps website under Navigation public notices at:

Public comments on this proposed work should be forwarded no later than Oct. 22, 2020, to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, Programs and Project Management Division, (ATTN Coral Siligato), 696 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 or sent by email to

All U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District news releases are available online at:

Bryan Purtell

Release no. 20-075