Lake Hollingsworth Proposed Seawall
The City of Lakeland is proposing to install a shoreline stabilization wall immediately adjacent to the public boat ramp on Lake Hollingsworth. The wall will extend westward to the City concrete dock adjacent to the Lakeland Yacht and Country Club and eastward to the City concrete dock frequently used by the Lakeland Ski Club. The intent of the project is to stabilize the shoreline area adjacent to the boat ramp and prevent further erosion of the lake’s banks.
The project design phase is complete and structural engineering, geotechnical analysis, and permitting services are being provided by the City’s consultant Amec Foster Wheeler. The proposed design is for a 375-foot long concrete, vinyl-coated, shoreline stabilization wall. On average, the wall will extend 2 feet above the surface of the water. It will also have steps in 3 locations that will allow public access to and from the lake (see photos within powerpoint for further detail). The total estimated cost of the project is $215,000.
A public hearing was conducted on August 18, 2015 to receive citizen comment on the project (see powerpoint). The anticipated timeframe for construction of the project is between June and August of 2016; however, a definite schedule has not been set to date. Please contact Laurie Smith at (863) 834-6276 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.