The limits of the project on A1A extend from South of NE 14th Ct. to North of NE 18th St. which include numerous single family residences, condominiums, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park entrance, and current beach parking and beach access. Previous storms collapsed portions of A1A, including sidewalks and parking spaces on the east side. The current configuration, which included an initial sheet pile wall that will be incorporated into the final wave wall, was designed only as a temporary solution in order to protect the roadway from further erosion. This project will provide permanent improvements that address existing roadway deficiencies, erosion, and stormwater management, while adding aesthetically pleasing features that are critical to this Scenic and Historic Coastal Highway.
The new configuration of A1A will be a multi-lane roadway with bicycle lanes and parallel parking with a landscape median. The project includes the installation of a new French Drain system, milling and resurfacing, pavement markings, new mast arms, traffic signals, signal heads, pedestrian detection, traffic controllers, decorative wave wall with accent lighting, brick paver sidewalks, irrigation, decorative turtle friendly pedestrian lighting and decorative beach access enhancements with showers. Some of the activities that our CEI team has been undertaking during construction include; on-site inspection and monitoring, sampling, daily inspection reports, verification of test data and information, erosion control and stormwater, sea turtle monitoring and quality contract administration.
Florida Department of Transportation,
Construction Engineering Inspection (CEI)