As reported by Sarasota County:
The Ocean Boulevard/Higel Avenue drainage improvements on the northern end of Siesta Key are progressing with installation of pipe and structures in the ditches along Ocean Boulevard. Construction along Higel Avenue is anticipated to start next week. Overall construction completion is anticipated for later this fall.
This project will improve storm drainage in the surrounding residential area and will address flooding-level-of-service deficiencies to an evacuation route on Siesta Key. It will also provide protection against a 100-year storm event and is primarily funded by a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) grant. The design consultant was DRMP and the construction is being handled by Gator Grading and Paving, LLC.
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