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Emergency RipRap Project Shores Up A1A In Flagler

The riprap project along A1A at Flagler Beach was performed so it would not interfere with turtle mating season, which began May 1. After that date, the remaining work was done from the roadway. Beachgoers use existing crossovers to traverse the protected dune.

The riprap project along A1A at Flagler Beach was performed so it would not interfere with turtle mating season, which began May 1. After that date, the remaining work was done from the roadway. Beachgoers use existing crossovers to traverse the protected dune.

Last year’s one-two punch of Hurricanes Floyd and Irene was just too much for north Florida’s coastlines, causing beach erosion, threatening SR A1A in Flagler County, and spurring the DOT into emergency action.

Ranger North was awarded a $3.6 million contract in December 1999, covering approximately two miles of SR A1A alongside Flagler Beach.

The emergency project, which had to be finished within 150 days, involved grading, laying filter fabric, and placing more than 16,000 tons of bedding stone and 40,000 tons of riprap or bank and shore material, were placed on the east face of the beach dune to protect A1A from future erosion.

Under a separate $1.2 million contract, Ranger also made emergency repairs to three causeways in Brevard County, which suffered from hurricane damage, as well. Ranger Central performed the Brevard repairs.

Robert Legg waters nearby dune vegetation as part of the A1A contract

Robert Legg waters nearby dune vegetation as part of the A1A contract

Both jobs started in January 2000 on a fast-track schedule and were completed on time.