Scituate: Officials name engineering design firm for seawall repair

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Scituate selectmen voted Tuesday night to award an engineering design contract to fix a portion of seawall that was destroyed during the huge winter storm last December.

The storm caused a breach in the seawall and flooded homes at the junction of Turner Road and Oceanside Drive.

Although emergency repairs were made, the town’s now ready for a permanent fix.

The first step is awarding a contract to design the repair.

Scituate D.P.W. Director Al Bangert said, “The selectmen have awarded the contract to Coastline Engineering of Marion, Ma. We have done quite a bit of work with them before, so we’re happy to have them on-board.”

It could take up to six months to design the seawall, with the actual construction beginning in the winter.

“Coastline will spend about three to six months doing the engineering and preparing the bids. Then we’ll go out for a construction contract and begin the work sometime this winter,” Bangert said.

It will cost nearly $28,000 to design the seawall – $500,000 has been set aside for the entire project. The money has been earmarked in the town’s capital improvement budget.

About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.