Feb. 26, 2021
City Completes Several Projects to Improve Stormwater Infrastructure
The City of Pensacola's Public Works and Facilities Department recently completed three stormwater infrastructure projects, as part of the city's ongoing efforts to enhance and improve stormwater infrastructure.
Recently completed stormwater infrastructure improvement projects include:
B Street and Gimble Street Stormwater Rehabilitation Project
- B Street and Gimble Street Stormwater Rehabilitation Project
- Spring Street Stormwater Infrastructure Improvement Project
- 9th Avenue Manhole Rehabilitation Project
Spring Street Stormwater Infrastructure Improvement Project
This project included rehabilitating a large 54” metal stormwater pipe that runs from B Street and Gimble Street beneath the Joe Patti’s Seafood business parking lot and discharges into the A Street ditch. The previous stormwater pipe was several decades old and in significant disrepair in numerous locations.
This stormwater improvement project repaired and rehabilitated the existing 36” pipe and the two connecting stormwater manholes located at the intersections of Spring Street and Wright Street as well as Spring Street and Gregory Street. The previous stormwater pipe and the manholes were several decades old and in significant disrepair with several leaks.
9th Avenue Manhole Rehabilitation Project
The project repaired and rehabilitated two stormwater manholes located near the intersection of 9th Avenue and Colfax Street, which were several decades old and in significant disrepair.
"Stormwater infrastructure may not immediately come to mind when residents list their top priorities for the City of Pensacola, but a well-functioning stormwater infrastructure system is vital when it comes to maintaining a high quality of life for our residents," Mayor Grover Robinson said. "Our staff works incredibly hard to keep our stormwater systems in top shape, and I'm glad to see projects like this continue to be completed throughout the city."
The completion of these projects is part of the city's ongoing stormwater infrastructure improvement program and will serve many benefits to the public, including including prevention of potential safety hazards.