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Belvedere plans $2-mil fix of crumbling seawall

Cracks are seen in the seawall along Beach Road, across from Cove Road, in Belvedere. The seawall has long been subject to erosion and crumbling, repaired as recently as 2019. The city is now planning a $2.1 million project to drive sheet piles under the sidewalks to further stabilize it. (via city of Belvedere)

Belvedere plans to invest $2.08 million to fortify a long-troubled section of Beach Road threatened by erosion, a short-term solution to the city’s pressing infrastructure challenges as it continues to pursue funding for a more comprehensive multimillion-dollar fix.


The project was part of fiscal 2024-2025 budget discussions at the City Council’s annual goal-setting retreat March 27. It would focus on adding sheet piles underneath sidewalks at three areas identified by a geotechnical engineer as having the highest risk of failure in an earthquake or other disaster.

 

Work would tentatively begin in summer 2025 and last about six months, Public Works Director Antony Boyd said.


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