Ocean Springs completes Halstead-Hanley drainage project

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - From the City of Ocean Springs

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS - The City of Ocean Springs recently completed a drainage project in the area of Halstead-Hanley. The $94,907 contract was awarded to Colom Construction. Funding for the project included a $25,000 grant from the Pat Harrison Waterway District with the balance provided from a nearly $1 million city-wide master drainage plan.

Other recently completed projects included a $45,000 project at Rue Maupesant, a $58,000 project at McCool-Davidson, a $36,000 project on Bayou Drive, a $20,000 project on Dijon, a $70,000 Davidson Bridge replacement and a $40,000 project on Porter Avenue.

Soon to be completed projects include a $175,000 project on Londonderry, a $400,000 project on Mitchell and a $15,000 Hudson Road improvement.

Additional projects with completed drawings and specifications, either out for bid or soon to be out for bid, are a $120,000 project at Hickory Circle, a $150,000 project on Johnson and a $300,000 project on Simon-Ogden.

Most of the above projects have a $25,000 maximum grant from Pat Harrison Waterway District in addition to a $95,000 Natural Resource Conservation Grant on Johnson.

"A commitment by this Administration to provide $950,000 dedicated solely to drainage work was the driving force behind these projects being completed," explained Andre' Kaufman, Public Works Director. "In addition, $250,000 of Pat Harrison Waterway District funding and $95,000 Natural Resource Conservation Service funds allowed the City to accomplish significantly more."

The city's Public Works Department has been heavily involved in these projects in order to maximize drainage dollars.