The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) at the October 13, 2020 regular meeting approved the request for an additional $280,000 in funding for the Bayou Drive Repair and Restoration Project.
The additional funding was requested from the US Department of Treasury via the Grant Solutions Amendment system (RESTORE Act), and it has been approved for an increase in funding of $280,000 to cover the increased construction costs due to unanticipated erosion. The total project cost at this time is $737,500.
The Bayou Drive Repair and Restoration Project was awarded in October 2017, in the amount of $175,000. The County advertised the project for bids in March of 2019, with no results. Due to the length of time between the design and award of the construction contract, increases in market costs required additional funding in the amount of $282,500. This was awarded by the Treasury in November 2019.