This past winter, just as our new Brookings office was getting started, Oregon’s south coast was hit by a large storm that cost the City of Brookings up to $1.7 million in repair of storm-related damage. One of the most expensive repairs is associated with the loss of the Beach Avenue sewer lift station, which was swept down the oceanside cliff during the storm. Preliminary estimates put the price of repairing the lift station at $770,000.
During a feasibility study to evaluate repair alternatives, GRI determined that the most economical option was to repair the lift station in its existing location by stabilizing the slope with a rock buttress and reusing the existing wet well. According to project manager Chris Ell, the slope repair proposed by GRI will cost the City half of their original estimate for rebuilding the lift station. GRI is currently completing the final design and plans and specifications for the repairs and will provide support during construction of the rock buttress.
GRI is also designing repairs for storm-related landslides at two locations along the Chetco River and a site near Gold Beach for Curry County and Oregon Department of Transportation.