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12th Avenue Stormwater Improvement Project Begins This Week

12th Avenue Stormwater Improvement Project Begins This Week

Demolition work for the 12th Avenue Stormwater Improvement Project will begin this week, which will provide stormwater drainage improvements to mitigate flooding issues in the area of 12th Avenue and Cross Street.

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 Cross Street and 12th Avenue as well as 11th Avenue and East Fisher 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 four residences at 1104, 1106, 1108 and 1112 E. Fisher St., which were acquired by the city through the HMGP funding. Demolition of the residences is expected to begin this week, and construction of the stormwater retention pond in the vacated area should begin next week.

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.

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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