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Lee Street Stormwater Improvement Project Begins Jan. 13

Lee Street Stormwater Improvement Project Begins Jan. 13

Construction of the Lee Street Stormwater Improvement Project will begin Monday, Jan. 13, providing stormwater drainage improvements to mitigate flooding issues in the area.

The project is funded by FEMA through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, which provided funding due to repetitive flood issues adjacent to the intersection of North F Street and West Lee Street.

Construction is expected to take approximately 140 days, weather permitting. Pensacola City Council awarded a contract to Site and Utility Inc. of Pensacola to complete the project.

The project will include demolition of three residences at 925, 927 and 975 W. Lee St., which were acquired by the city through the HMGP funding. After the residences are demolished, a new stormwater retention pond will be constructed in the vacated area. Underground drainage infrastructure will also be installed to connect the new pond to the existing pond, which will reduce roadway and private property flooding in the local area as a result of high intensity rainfall events.

Although demolition and construction will begin on Jan. 13, the contractor has already started some minor installation of safety fencing and erosion control measures in order to expedite the project.

A city construction inspector will be monitoring the contractor and project progress daily. Every effort will be made to minimize the impact during construction, and the contractor will be required to implement all necessary safety precautions onsite. Residents will be provided access to their property during construction.

For questions about this project, please contact City of Pensacola Public Works and Facilities at 850-435-1645.

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