Phase One, which included repairs of the seawall from Tradd St. to Ashley Ave., was conducted from December 2019 to January 2021 . Micropiles were first installed to support the new wall and elevated promenade. Then, demolition and repairs of the old seawall were conducted in 100' sections to assure minimum exposure in the event of a storm or high tide.
While the wall removal/concrete work proceeded, the existing water main was replaced. This included removing and replacing existing lead pipe services connections. The sanitary sewer was installed and all sewer and laterals were replaced, tested and put into service. Over 1,000 feet of new storm drain was installed along with four water quality units, the addition of a new outfall, and the improvement of the Tradd outfall. This significantly increases the drainage of Murray Boulevard as well as providing better conveyance for the Ashley and Tradd drainage systems.
Granite curb, traffic table granite edging and cobblestones, and traffic delineator cobblestones were installed and the existing gas line under the residential sidewalk was removed and replaced. A new 4’ sidewalk was added next to the wall and the residential sidewalk was removed and replaced. Work began at the Ashley parklet with the addition of bluestone pavers and park benches. Stone edging was added along the length of the wall, new lights were installed in the median, and new palm trees were planted.