West Shore Road Bulkhead

Mill Neck, NY

LKB was retained by Nassau County to prepare contract documents, including plans, specifications and estimates for the construction of a 9,000-foot long steel and concrete bulkhead to replace the existing concrete seawall located along West Shore Road. In addition to the wall replacement, the project reconstructed two miles of roadway with new pavement and drainage improvements. Significant coordination with the US Fish & Wildlife Service was required to address environmental concerns as they have jurisdiction over the adjacent beach area. The concrete seawall was in poor condition and had deteriorated over the years. The County had previously installed stone filled gabions to repair sections of the wall that have failed. This project replaced the concrete wall and gabions with a new wall.

Permit applications were submitted to the NYS DEC, the Army Corps of Engineers and the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and there were ongoing meetings to discuss project constraints, particularly to the new wall’s placement and habitat restoration adjacent to the wall. Other project tasks included survey and mapping, right of way, utility relocations, soil borings, permitting and preliminary studies and plans.

After Superstorm Sandy sent waves crashing over the seawall and across West Shore Road, collapsing four sections of the wall, the County was forced to close the road and begin construction immediately. LKB was retained by the County to provide construction inspection services during the construction phase of the project

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