A boulder revetment exists along Mirada Road (from Magellan Avenue to the pedestrian bridge south of Medio Avenue). The boulder revetment was installed to prevent erosion of the embankment and the undermining of Mirada Road by protecting the roadway and adjacent properties from exposure to destructive wave action during high tides and storm events.
When El Nino storms during the fall of 2015 eroded an unprotected segment of road shoulder and bluff at the pedestrian bridge, the revetment was damaged at the bluff where the erosion occurred. Additionally, high energy waves and coastal conditions have caused boulders to shift from their original location towards the beach, leaving areas along Mirada Road unprotected, resulting in gaps in the revetment and movement of the roadway.
The Department is currently working on emergency revetment repairs by placing additional boulder rip rap. Furthermore, the County is evaluating long term solutions to stabilize and protect the Mirada Road.
Mirada Road between Magellan Avenue and the Pedestrian Bridge south of Medio Avenue. Miramar