St. Andrews Bluff Protection and Beach Access Project

Current Project Information - Updated 8/10/2018

  • Tieback drilling, rebar installation and structural shotcrete for South and North Lift 2 estimated from August 13th-20th.
  • In the process of resolving issue with with unconsolidated pea gravel in the southern end of the project area.
  • Tieback drilling, rebar installation and structural shotcrete for North Lift 3 estimated to begin on August 24th.
  • Roadway to remain closed due to construction activities and equipment.

Points of Contact: 

Robert Ramos
Project Engineer/COR
Vandenberg AFB Resident Office
Robret.Ramos@usace.army.mil
Office: 805-734-4670 ext. 1225
Government Mobile: 805-291-9192

David A. Jorgenson, P.E.
Resident Engineer
Vandenberg AFB Resident Office
David.a.jorgenson@usace.army.mil
Office: 805-734-4670 ext. 1245
Government Mobile: 805-252-7670

Susie M. Ming
Project Manager
Susan.m.ming@usace.army.mil
Office: 213-452-3789
Government Mobile: 213-308-1498

Project Description

The St. Andrews Bluff Protection and Beach Access project consists of the construction of a tied-back shotcrete seawall to stabilize the face of the coastal bluff to protect the sewer lift station. The wall will be approximately 80 foot long and 26 to 28 feet tall, and will incorporate a beach access stairway and a storm drain pipe at the north end of the wall. The project will also include repair and rehabilitation of the existing lower seawall, with a new structural shotcrete face keyed into the underlying bedrock shore platform. The project's total cost is $4,224,150 and is being funded by the US Army Corps of Engineers, State of California Division of Boating and Waterways and the City of Pismo Beach.
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