Bay County was awarded One Million Three Hundred Twenty Four Thousand Six Hundred Dollars and Fifty Cents ($1,324,600.50) in CDBG-DR funds for the Redwood Avenue Drainage Improvement Project. The project will alleviate the incidence of flooding to homes, businesses, and roadways in a portion of Cedar Grove that is prone to frequent and recurrent flooding, exacerbated by Hurricane Michael damaging or destroying many flood mitigation measures.
The project involves the abandonment and replacement of a stormwater conveyance line which frequently becomes clogged with debris and bottlenecks in the stormwater flow, flooding upstream streets as well as residential and industrial properties, in particular along Industrial Drive, 17th Street, 15th Street, Gray Avenue, and 11th Street.
The replacement drainage system will consist of a 48”, 2,400 LF RCP culvert and Nutrient Separating Baffle. The new culvert drainage system will be located along the south shoulder of E 15th Street and the east shoulder of Redwood Avenue within the existing roadway right-of-ways owned and maintained by the County. Upon completion of the new drainage system, the County will cap the damaged system south of E 15th Street and east of Redwood Avenue with flowable concrete fill.
Restoration of Infrastructure Damaged by Hurricane Michael
A. Construction will be completed by Bay County Public Works staff, a construction contractor, and a construction inspection and engineering consultant. The construction contractor and construction inspection and engineering consultant will be procured through a competitive bidding process overseen by the Bay County Department of Public Works.
B. This project will meet the low- and moderate-income National Objective in that 68% (Census Block Data) of the residents within the unincorporated township of Cedar Grove of Bay County are of low and moderate-income.
a. Total Beneficiaries: 206 b. LMI Beneficiaries: 136
The project will be leveraged with $121,096.08 that the County will contribute to the construction of this project.
Project construction will take place in a flood-prone area. Bay County does participate in the National Flood Insurance Program.