Punta Gorda, Florida
Weiler Engineering Corporation (WEC) provided the design and permitting for the Harbor Heights Boat Ramp Improvements, which included the addition of two (2) piers, as well as replacement of the boat ramp and various improvements for ADA access. WEC worked closely with County staff and the Contractor (Kelly Brothers, Inc) throughout the construction and during the course of performing Construction Engineering Inspections (CEI). Kelly Brothers’ (KBI) scope for construction included removal and replacement of the deteriorating County boat ramp at the Harbour Heights Park and a number of related improvements. The entire ramp area was dewatered using a steel sheet pile cofferdam and the ramp and approach were formed and poured in the dry. Four concrete piles were driven at the toe of the ramp for additional strength. All areas of the project site were upgraded to be compliant with ADA access requirements, including the approach sidewalk and the installation of heavy duty handrail along the raised sidewalk area. Two fixed piers, 5’x70’ & 5’x50, were installed with pressure treated decking and fendering for boat mooring to complete the project.