Panama City Beach nears completion of half-million dollar drainage project

A Panama City Beach neighborhood will no longer have to worry about flooding as the city nears closer to finishing its half-million dollar drainage project on Sea Oats Drive.
Residents on Sea Oats have been facing flooding issues for several years since the road had no storm water drains in place. 

The city has invested $500,000 to address the problem by making drainage improvements.

The project which began in February, includes 1,000 feet of storm water piping, as well as the replacement of asphalt and base materials on the roadway.

Panama City Beach City Engineer, Kelly Jenkins, said she is excited for how the upgrades will benefit residents.

"We always got phone calls especially during the rainy seasons on what do we do when it does rain, and we just didn't have any good answers so we think this project will really help them out," she said.

The project is expected to be complete on June 24, however, there is a second phase which will extend the improvements.

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