$810K FEMA Drainage Project Planned For McElhaney Road in Bratt

October 3, 2023

Escambia County is set to soon begin a Hurricane Sally FEMA project to improve drainage structures on McElhaney Road just south of the state line in Bratt.

The $810,715.45 project will replace the drainage structures at 7200 and 8000 McElhaney Road. FEMA will fund $770,179.68 (95%) of the cost, while Escambia County will be responsible for $40,535.77 (5%).

The work includes clearing of all hurricane debris, removing damaged existing culvert pipes and riprap, installing a new pipe/box culvert, restabilizing and reconstructing the roadway pavement, and replacing riprap within the ditch bottom. Minor ditch regrading, resetting existing fence, and installing concrete ditch pavement will be required.

The project is anticipated to start in October and take about 180 days to complete.

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One Response to “$810K FEMA Drainage Project Planned For McElhaney Road in Bratt”

  1. Not again on October 4th, 2023 9:33 am

    Another project(s) of nearly $1 million on a low traffic count road.

    Next time anyone gripes about FEMA, the federal deficit, or the Freedom Road Bridge, you might want to remember this project, too.

    In both Freedom Road and this, I would love to see the benefit/cost analysis to the State of Florida (Freedom Road) and the federal government by these entities funding 100% and 95% of these projects.

    These roads may be locally important, yes. But the level of state and federal funding is certainly something that raises the eyebrow a bit.