Southport Levee Improvement Project Update
Construction is in Full Swing
- levee degrade along the north and south ends
- setback levee embankment construction
- offset area excavation
- seepage berm installation
- topsoil stripping
- clay material blending and placement
Access to the existing levee and South River Road is limited to the two marinas via Village Parkway. All other portions of South River Road between Locks Drive and Gregory Avenue are closed.
The Southport Levee Improvement Project will implement flood risk-reduction measures along one of the most vulnerable levee segments on the river. The Project extends along the west bank of the river, from just south of the Barge Canal, downstream 5.6 miles to the South Cross Levee. It will bring this section of levee up to current standards with Federal and State levee criteria, as well as provide opportunities for ecosystem restoration and public recreation. The City is planning to construct a Class A bike trail on top of the levee and other park lands are being developed nearby.