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Port of Gulfport Restoration Program

After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Mississippi State Port Authority (MSPA) at Gulfport undertook a major effort to rebuild and restore the damaged port facilities. In 2009, SOL was selected to be part of the team tasked with providing planning, engineering, surveying, project management and construction management services as part of the Port of Gulfport Restoration Program designed to comply with Mississippi Department of Transportation, Mississippi State Port Authority, Mississippi Department of Health and Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality requirements and guidelines.


SOL provided and performed the following services:


  • Evaluated and estimated construction costs of alternate highway and rail route designs to the port through the City of Gulfport;

  • Developed plans, specifications, and estimates for various aspects of the west pier expansion (including site, erosion control, demolition, geotechnical instrumentation and control, wick drainage design);

  • Drafted the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan for the west pier expansion; 

  • Developed construction plans and specifications for the west pier berth upgrade. This work included water utility demolition plans, water utility plans, and typical sections;

  • Developed construction plans, specifications and reports for the demolition of the transit shed and elevated water tank (Plans included site plans, demolition plans, reference drawings for the tank and transit shed, and asbestos and lead paint testing); and

  • Performed a bathymetric survey of the wharf area and updated the master topographic survey

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