Project Overview and Benefits
The City of Miami Beach is surrounded by 55 miles of seawall. Of that space, only 5 miles of seawall is publicly owned. Efforts to raise and replace sections of seawalls are steps toward achieving a more resilient waterfront for our city as a whole. Seawalls with higher elevations will help mitigate the bigger picture effects of tidal flooding and rising sea levels.
While the city provides information and incentives to private property owners to raise and replace their seawalls, we are simultaneously working to raise and replace the public sections of seawall throughout the city.
A new seawall will be constructed along the water of Indian Creek Drive between 41 and 29 streets. The contractor is expected to begin construction starting near 41 Street, working their way to the south.
The contractor has established a temporary fenced staging area along the west side of Indian Creek Drive between 41 and 39 streets. This area will be used for equipment and material storage. A barge and crane will also arrive and be staged within the water. Work is expected to be performed from the barge along the water through the fall of 2022, after which work is anticipated to begin from the roadway.
Contractors will be working diligently to avoid inconveniencing the residents and neighbors in the area as much as possible.
This project phase is expected to be complete by the spring of 2023.
Construction work hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Extended time is subject to city approval and community notification. This schedule may change due to weather events or unforeseen circumstances.
What to Expect
- Moderate levels of noise are expected while replacing the seawall.
- Heavy equipment, machinery and workers will be present on the job site.
- The work zone is expected to be accessed from the creek and land side of the seawall for these efforts.
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