In July of 2017, CGA completed Phase II of the two-phase project for the entire replacement of 10 total seawalls in the Town of Surfside. After a conditions assessment was performed in 2012, which showed severe degradation, CGA recommended the need for their replacement. Under this contract, CGA was responsible for the Seawall Condition Assessment, Design, Permitting, Grant Writing, Contract Document Preparation, and Construction Engineering.
The Surfside seawalls were designed and constructed with an increased seawall cap elevation to take into account anticipated sea level rise due to changes in climate. With the completion of this project, the Town raised all of the public right-of-ways adjacent to and bordering Biscayne Bay.
Phases I and II both obtained $988,000 in Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) grant funding. After obtaining the grant, CGA staff helped to administer and maintain it throughout the duration of the project. The project cost for Phase II was approximately $760,000.