Jan 13, 2022

Bonita Springs, Florida, Receives Approximately $17 Million for Storm Water Infrastructure Improvements

Once the storm water projects are complete, a multi-use path for residents linking urban and rural areas to commercial, recreational, and civic destinations will be constructed.

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Governor Ron DeSantis announced that approximately $17 million has been awarded to the city of Bonita Springs in Lee County. 

The funds are awarded through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s (DEO) Rebuild Florida Mitigation General Infrastructure Program, according to the governor’s website. 

The funding will be used to make improvements to 2.5 miles of storm water infrastructure, repairing damage caused by Hurricane Irma. 

“Today we are excited to be able to make an impact in Bonita Springs,” said Governor Ron DeSantis, reported the governor’s website. “This award will help the city make key storm water system improvements and is one of the many projects we have awarded utilizing long-term recovery funds to make meaningful infrastructure improvements. We are going to continue to support infrastructure that builds our resiliency.”

The program is administered by DEO and will help develop large-scale infrastructure projects to make communities more resilient to future natural disasters. Bonita Springs will receive funding to make improvements to approximately 2.5 miles along East Terry Street, from Old 41 Road East to Bonita Grande Drive, reported the governor’s website. 

Once the storm water projects are complete, a multi-use path for residents linking urban and rural areas to commercial, recreational, and civic destinations will be constructed. The project will also include the addition of a multi-use pathway along the corridor for walking and biking. 

Bonita Springs will also use the funding to upgrade the storm water facilities along Terry Street in Bonita Springs, which will be useful for future flooding events. The goal is to reduce the effects of standing water on the city’s water and sanitary sewer lines.

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