Posted October 15, 2018 06:17:10 The city of Long Beach, California, has started work on a $2.9 million seawall over the Long Beach City Beach Marina to protect a beach from the effects of storm surges and beach erosion.
The seawall is part of a new master plan for the Marina and is expected to be completed in 2019.
A $1 million grant from the US Army Corps of Engineers was awarded to the city in November for the project.
The plan calls for a concrete seawall that will be raised in the middle of the beach to provide an anchor point for the seawall.
The plan also calls for creating a new barrier at the shoreline to stop the water from going back into the ocean.
Construction of the seawalls will begin in 2018, and construction of the barrier will be completed by 2020.
“We’re building this seawall not only to protect the beach from storm surges, but also to protect our environment,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo.
“We want to be proactive in keeping this water safe.”
The project is the result of a multi-year partnership between the city and the Long Beaches Water District, which was awarded a $250,000 grant to construct the seawalla.
The project is expected be completed before the end of 2020.