Panama City, FL –
CALLAWAY, Fla. (WMBB) – When it rains in Callaway, Cherry Street can become a real challenge for drivers.
The city has resurfaced it several times, but stormwater runoff and flooding continues.
City leaders are planning a major overhaul to include repaving, resurfacing and adding sidewalks to the street.
Callaway city manager Ed Cook said the project would be completed in two phases.
“The first phase will deal with all stormwater runoff issues. Phase 2 resurfaces and adds sidewalks on both sides,” Cook said.
The project will include the entire east side of Cherry Street, from Tyndall Parkway to Star Avenue.
The total cost of the work will be just over $ 5 million.
“We have several sources of funding for this. We have a million dollars in government funding that we’re going to spend on paving, Cook said. “We also have tower money coming in over the next couple of years which will put sidewalks on one side and of course Cherry Street drainage we will use the ARPA money for. do that again. “
Cook said the city’s share would only be around $ 1 million for one of the sidewalks. The estimated duration of the work will be 18 to 24 months.
Before work begins, the Florida Department of Transportation will need to approve the project.
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