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.
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.
Currently, total estimated damage to county roadways from the April 29 flooding is $3,355,953, according to the department.
All listed projects are proposed to be reimbursed by FEMA, but the goal is torepair roads without its assistance, according to Clay Simmons, the county division manager over roads and parks,
“We are doing what we can with our existing maintenance budgets,” Simmons said in an email.
Due to pending reimbursement, Simmons said there is no timetable on when the remaining the projects will be completed.
“To date, we have not received any reimbursement from FEMA to my knowledge,” Simmons stated in an email.