ST. PETE BEACH — City commissioners recently took an initial step toward reconstruction of the deteriorating Pass-A-Grille seawall and two adjacent fishing piers.
As part of a consent agenda, commissioners appropriated $76,653 for a preliminary design study that will eventually lead to reconstruction of the seawall and piers. The study will be undertaken as part of a continuing engineering service agreement by the city's consultant, Cardno.
The problem was initially discovered during the reconstruction of Pass-a-Grille Way from First Avenue to 19th Avenue, when soil beneath the sidewalk adjacent to the seawall was found to be eroding, Public Works Director Mike Clarke said.
Following that discovery, the city requested that its consultant recommend designs to address the existing damaged and deteriorating seawall.
The scope of work includes inspection and evaluation of the seawall and two piers adjacent to Pass-a-Grille Way.