Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Southbound Alton Road to be closed for a year in Miami Beach - Miami Beach -

More evidence of sea level rise and what is required to combat it. Click title for link. This is from the article:
The southbound Alton closure is a result of a $32 million project by the Florida Department of Transportation. Below ground, FDOT is installing three new pump stations and an underground drainage system.
“Ultimately this project is to improve the drainage in this area. It’s to help mitigate the flooding. It’s to help prevent the high tides from coming back onto the street,” said FDOT spokeswoman Heather Leslie.
The neighborhood is often inundated by rain or even just high tides, as the southwest area is among the lowest-lying land in Miami Beach.