TAMPA - It's going to cost up to $200,000 to fix the Bayshore Boulevard seawall damaged during a surprise storm that hit Aug. 25, city officials said Thursday.
Work on the 70-year-old concrete structure between Knights and Tambay avenues in South Tampa is expected to take up to two months, said public works director Jack Morriss.
The seawall shifted considerably in the Aug. 25 storm and later sustained minor damage from Hurricane Frances. Work to be done includes placement of pipes, installation of concrete masses and backfill of sand.
The pipes should help with drainage in the area, which had major flooding. Officials have already cleaned the small holes in the seawall, which were clogged with barnacles and soil, which also contributed to the flooding, Morriss said.