Improvements to seawall, docks to enhance WSCO Marine unit marina experience

New dock to break ground in Trenton for a marine base (Wayne County Sheriff's Office)

TRENTON, Mich. – A marine unit Downriver will soon be breaking ground on a $1.4 million project that has been in the making for over 10 years, according to officials.

On Monday, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office announced that the only marine base station on the Detroit River located in Elizabeth Park will have new improvements throughout many areas on the base. Some of these improvements include a site grading, seawall, custom guardrail, flocking dock, landscaping, power pedestals, and an electrical rack.

The original conditions of the current docks were part of the original wood seawall that has rotted away. The seawall will be replaced and floating finger docks will be installed which will allow adjustment to how high or low the water is.

New power pedestals will also be added for the boats using the Detroit River.

According to a news release, the groundbreaking event will take place on Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. at the WCSO Marine Divison.

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