Background: Historically, the Heritage Run subdivision has experienced flooding from rainfall and tidal surges because of the area’s low elevation. The stormwater system currently in place is a gravity flow system with a tide gate that is closed when the elevation of the bay rises. The tide gate must be closed to stop tidal surges which prevents outflow of stormwater from the affected properties. The new proposed pump system will allow closure of the tide gate while still allowing the system to pump treated stormwater into the inlet, lessening the chances of flooding the subdivision.
The $500,000 grant is approximately half of the cost of the Heritage Run stormwater pump upgrade.
Project Scope: The scope of work will include mobilization, maintenance of traffic, de-watering, excavation and construction of a drainage vault with pump station, piping and power generation station, grading, sub-base preparation, base and paving and resurface of roadway, pavement marking, concrete work, minor irrigation and landscaping repair as per plans consisting of 11 civil sheets & project specifications. The proceed date is May 9, 2016, and the project construction time is 120 calendar days.
The proposed connector would create approximately 0.4 miles of new four-lane roadway through Destin with an intent to provide a direct connection to the east-west corridor as an alternate route to U.S. Highway 98 for local traffic. The proposed improvements would begin on Azalea Drive just west of Benning Drive and extend eastward just past the intersection of Legion Drive and Beach Drive. The project passes through the area of Anna Street, Sandalwood Court and Sandalwood Drive.