Tighe & Bond is wrapping up a seawall replacement project with the Town of Weymouth. The Town recently received a grant from the Executive Office of Energy and the Environment (EOEEA) under the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Program (MVP) to improve the resilience of infrastructure in the Fort Point Road vicinity.
Tighe & Bond developed a prioritized list of recommended actions and their costs, which the Town can take for emergency/temporary improvements to the seawall and/or revetment. These actions will be designed to maintain the infrastructure for three years while the Town pursues funding and permanent improvements under a three-year plan.
The proposed coastal infrastructure improvements in the Fort Point area of Weymouth are funded under an MVP grant and include over 3,100 linear feet of seawall replacement. The preliminary seawall design utilizes a sheet pile cutoff wall to reduce tidal water inflow under the wall, and to form the minimum footprint foundation for the reinforced concrete seawall replacement above grade. The seawall balances coastal resiliency enhancement for sea level rise and reducing overtopping against neighborhood concerns about reduced water views. Neighborhood outreach included video animation of different seawall alternatives from various fly-around view angles.