FEMA PA Program for repairs to Bailey Bridge

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February 6, 2020 11:00 AM

FEMA PA Program for repairs on the Bailey Bridge FL-4399-PW-01057

FEMA PA Program for repairs on Bailey Bridge FL-4399-PW-01057:
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received subgrant applications for the City of Lynn Haven repairs to the Old Bailey Bridge due to damages in Hurricane Michael (DR-4399-FL. Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for projects under the Public Assistance (PA) Program.

An initial disaster-wide Public Notice was published October 30, 2018, for Hurricane Michael. Comments and other information received were fully evaluated by FEMA along with evaluation of social, economic, environmental, and safety considerations. This notice serves as a cumulative final notice for FEMA’s funding action located within the floodplain. FEMA has determined that the only practicable alternative is to repair the bridge pier at its current location within the floodplain because the facility is functionally dependent upon its location within the floodplain.

Funding for the proposed project will be conditional upon compliance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local laws, regulations, floodplain standards, permit requirements, and conditions. This action complies with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements.

Locations of the Proposed Work: Adjacent to State Road 77 over North Bay (30.25381, -85.64705) - (30.26185, -85.64629)

Proposed Work and Purpose: To restore the facility back to pre-disaster condition, the applicant will replace channel light and clearance gauge, repair electrical and lighting utilities, paint water and sewer mains, replace security gates and signage, and fill embankment and cast broken sidewalk. $1,486,010.00

Project Alternatives: The alternative that has been considered is the repair to pre-disaster condition. This alternative is not feasible as the bridge pier will remain vulnerable to flood risk, including hazards to human life and safety. With the no action alternative, continued negative impacts will be on surrounding residents, and the community may be experienced. The bridge pier serves as a pedestrian walking bridge between Lynn Haven and Southport, allowing citizens to safely cross North Bay without using the SR-77 bridge. Alternate locations were not considered as the bridge pier is functionally dependent upon its location within the floodplain.

Comments: This will serve as the final public notice regarding the above-described actions funded by the FEMA PA Program. Interest person may obtain information about specific projects or a map of the affected area by writing to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region 4, 3003 Chamblee-Tucker Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 or by emailing FEMA-R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov. Comments should be sent in writing with the subject line FL-4399-PW-01057 at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.

Date Posted: 2/6/2020

Bailey Bridge (JPEG)
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