County: Post-flood road repairs ongoing; still no FEMA funding (DOC)


Oak Hill Road is one of nine projects listed to be repaired by the Okaloosa County Public Works Department with FEMA funding. County officials say there is no timeline on when remaining damaged roadways will be completed.

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 04:42 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The Okaloosa County Public Works Department's roads division is narrowing the list of road repairs eligible for FEMA funding following April’s flooding.

It includes 36 projects with 19 showing 100 percent completion. Seven projects are listed in near completion, ranging from 85 to 95 percent. Wildwood Road in Crestview is listed at 50 percent completion.

Click here for a updated list of FEMA projects in Okaloosa County>>

A number of projects — including Oak Hill Road, Okaloosa Lane, Sexton Drive, Shoal River Drive, West Dodson Road, Auburn Road and Blueberry Lane — are listed as incomplete.

Repairing Oak Hill Road, which has two projects— “Culvert overtopped, severe road damaged” — is estimated to cost $432,712, according to the document.

Okaloosa Lane, at $500,000, has the highest estimation for repairs. Work on its dirt portion, which is complete, reportedly cost $90,481.

The county is also looking to repair erosion at the Okaloosa County Jail parking lot as one of the listed projects. 

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