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Bay County approved for $2.4 million in Hurricane Michael recovery expenses

FEMA officials say during debris removal, County Line Road and part of Steelfield Road were...
FEMA officials say during debris removal, County Line Road and part of Steelfield Road were damaged by heavy truck traffic.(WJHG)
Published: Jul. 12, 2021 at 4:51 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - More money is being reimbursed by FEMA to Bay County to cover Hurricane Michael recovery expenses.

FEMA announced $2,404,843 will be reimbursed to Bay County for roads that had to be replaced or repaired during Hurricane Michael debris removal. FEMA officials say during debris removal, County Line Road and part of Steelfield Road were damaged by heavy truck traffic. This money will reimburse the county for the removal and replacement back to predisaster design, function, and capacity.

Officials say on County Line Road, they reimbursed the project of removing and replacing 1.96 miles long by 20 feet wide of open-graded asphalt mix, lime rock base, and graded aggregate sub-base and an additional 1.58 miles long by 20 feet wide of lime rock/dirt.

Officials say on Steelfield Road from State Road 79 to the landfill, they reimbursed the project of removing and replacing 4.04 miles long by 24 feet wide of asphalt surface.

The money was provided by FEMA’s Public Assistance program.

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