East Matunuck State Beach Parking Lot Entrance Project To Be Completed 4/21/23 Published on Thursday, April 20, 2023 Please be advised: On April 21, 2023, the final phase of construction project at East Matunuck State Beach️ that added a third lane to the entrance and strengthened stormwater controls is expected to be completed by the contractor, ending the temporary closure. DEM hopes that the new three-lane entryway will ease traffic congestion at this popular beach, which hosted an estimated 170,000 beachgoers in each of the past two summers. Also, the project improved the infrastructure to capture stormwater runoff in the parking lot and infiltrate it into the ground over a period of days to prevent it from reaching the ocean. Additional stormwater improvements are planned for the fall, after the 2023 beach season. The parking lot will again be closed for a few weeks during this phase for the construction of additional stormwater management provisions.