Marine Construction Services Project Archive

Project Name: St. Johns River Bulkhead Repair—Riverside/Avondale

Contractor: OTAK Group, Inc.
Client: City of Jacksonville
Construction Cost: $916,287

Project Description: The densely populated and highly exclusive historic Avondale Riverside area of Jacksonville required a substantial amount of emergency repairs to the Bulkhead and roadway drainage system caused by raging storm waters at six critical areas along the St. Johns River.

Project began by clearing unsightly debris and overgrowth prior to mobilizing to extract and replace 43 badly damaged and deteriorated pre-cast concrete sheet pile, and construct cast in place pile cap. The pile extraction and replacement method consisted of mobilizing a barge mounted 50 ton crane into position to replace more than 43 pre-cast concrete sheet pile, and 438 feet of pile cap, correcting the problem of erosion. All work was completed with strict adherence to EPA, SJWMD, USCG, and FDOT standards.

Drainage improvements began immediately after sheet pile replacement by excavating, removing and replacing the existing ineffective or damaged manholes and inlets, PVC and ductile storm water run-off pipe, curb construction and drainage, and the installations of flex valves, curbs and sidewalks, and the application of asphalt pavement.

This project concluded with site improvements to include the restoration of turf, vegetation and trees greatly enhancing the environment, as well as providing non-restive drainage and mobility to Lomax Street, River Blvd. North & South, Post St., Bishop Gate Lane, and Lancaster Terrace restoring this historical area of Jacksonville to its original pristine, and directing storm water run-off to the St. Johns River.