St. Pete’s awarded $20.4 million for infrastructure projects

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Florida Construction News staff writer

The City of St. Petersburg will be awarded $20.4 million from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection.

“We have an intentional focus on partnerships and seeking grant opportunities. These Resilient Florida Program funds will enable the city to make necessary infrastructure improvements that will mitigate flooding and increase utility service reliability,” said St. Petersburg Mayor Kenneth T. Welch. “Investing in improvements that upgrade aging infrastructure is a top priority for my administration.

“These types of opportunities help to strengthen St. Pete’s framework and systems.”

More than $11.5 million will be used to mitigate stormwater flooding at Lake Maggiore in the Salt Creek basin:

  • Basin C Resiliency Salt Creek Conveyance Improvements – $900,000
  • Basin C Resiliency Salt Creek Outfall Pump Station – $10.7 million

About $8.9 million will be used to replace maintenance buildings at the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility and the Northeast Water Reclamation Facility in order to increase service reliability and safety during extreme weather events like hurricanes.

The infrastructure projects align with St. Pete’s 20-year plan to address aging water infrastructure.

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