Public Infrastructure

Galveston, Texas


Galveston Seawall Endcap Repair and Replacement

Responsiveness. The success of the project hinged on a tight completion deadline with limited FEMA funds. Utilizing an old survey which documented only half of the project, the LJA team completed an exhaustive 16-mile field inspection of the seawall, identifying sidewalks and storm drains that required repair or replacement. This effort also created new and accurate documentation of the seawall.

In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Ike in 2008, the iconic seawall structure protecting Galveston for over 100 years was significantly damaged. LJA was charged with removing, replacing, and repairing 16 miles of sidewalks and storm drains that flowed through the impressive structure. Structural bedding was washed away by the storm, leaving voids that threatened the integrity of the seawall. The endcap is now restored, and the structure is intact and functioning as designed. The smoother surface invites bikers, joggers, and other recreational users to enjoy the new path. The completion of the project proved even more satisfying when we met all expectations of the client, and the new county engineer was extremely pleased with the quality and timeliness of our work.

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