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Mexico Beach awards bids for upcoming projects

Published: Nov. 25, 2020 at 8:48 PM CST
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MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -

The Mexico Beach City Council recently approved three bids for sidewalk repairs throughout the city, repair of a dedicated beach parking lot near where Toucan’s once stood, and a rebuild of the Welcome Center.

“Three major projects for us,” said Mexico Beach City Administrator Mario Gisbert. “They were all competitively bid. We had some local bidders come in and put together some good pricing and funding through FEMA so we hope to get things kicked off here shortly.”

City officials say construction should start in the next few months.

As the new Welcome Center is a complete rebuild, most things will stay the same but some changes are in store.

“We’ll rebuild pretty much similar to what we had there before except to current codes,” said Gisbert. “Current wind loads, current elevations, all the great things that will help us survive the next storm.”

While the three new projects are on the horizon, Gisbert says there are a few FEMA funded projects under construction right now.

“We’re rebuilding our Marina pavilion; we’re rebuilding our boat ramp pavilion and fish cleaning stations. That $3.1 million has kicked off and you can actually see some work that’s going on today.”

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