Lake Michigan Shore Stabilization

16 Lake Michigan Shoreline Protection 2.jpgSouth Shore Park Shoreline Protection,
Milwaukee County, WI

Owner:  Milwaukee County
Sub-Contractor to:  Edgerton Contractors, Inc.
Contract Value:  $283,000
Completion:  September 2005

The project consisted of construction of 1,092 feet of 5-foot high retaining walls and three culvert end walls as part of the South Shore Park Shoreline Protection project.  The project also involves the construction of two cast in place concrete caps on two fishing piers.

Scope of Project:      
To shelter the Lake Michigan shoreline through the South Shore Park Shoreline Protection project, Vista worked with Edgerton Contractors to construct the concrete retaining wall that curves around the shoreline.   

Features & Challenges:

  • environmental control and protection
  • site accessibility
  • structure excavation
  • forming and shoring the wall
  • backfill
  • cast in place concrete wall

Vista‚Äôs Solution: 

Vista was responsible for construction of the cast in place along Lake Michigan shore retaining wall as part of shoreline protection project. Despite the challenges Vista and prime contractor (Edgerton Contractors) delivered successful project on schedule