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Fort Myers applies for FEMA funding to mitigate canal erosion

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The City of Fort Myers has applied to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for funds to pay for canal armoring and soil stabilization to mitigate erosion along multiple canals.

The city proposes to use varying combinations of Concrete Cloth, HydroTurf, and Flexamat systems to harden vulnerable sections of drainage canals to protect against canal slope failure due to erosion and scour. It is intended to prevent the exposure of utilities and erosion to roadways and private properties. Adjacent utilities and infrastructure, as well as private property, shall be protected from damage and disruption. The project will not significantly change the cross-section of any of the canals. There are some areas where the canal bank has washed out that will be repaired back to the original bank as part of the project.

The following canals are being proposed for mitigation work:

  • Canal Street
  • Ford Street
  • Matthew Drive to Bowling Green Boulevard
  • Rogers Weir to McGregor Boulevard
  • Gallee Way to Central Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Ballard Road to New York Avenue
  • New York Avenue to Lift Station-20
  • Ford Street to Henderson Avenue

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