Bids open for Heritage Run project

Staff Reporter
The Destin Log
Bids are now open for the Heritage Run drainage improvements, which will help alleviate issues in the flood prone subdivision.

Bids are now being accepted for drainage improvements in the Heritage Run subdivision.

“The Heritage Run subdivision has historically seen flooding from rainfall and tidal surges because of the area’s low elevation,” said City Manager Greg Kisela. “Thanks to help from the state, we are now able to upgrade the pump system for the area and lessen the chances for flooding in the subdivision.”

Work to the subdivision at the intersection of Vintage Circle and Benning Drive will include excavation and construction of a drainage vault with pump station, piping and power generation station, grading, sub-base preparation, and base repair.

Back in July, the city was awarded a $500,000 grant through the state of Florida to help mitigate the issues in Heritage Run.

Rep. Matt Gaetz played a big role in helping the city secure the funds.

“We were able to secure that (grant) during the last legislative session,” Gaetz told The Log at the time. “Amendment one passed, which requires the state to spend a percentage to serve and protect the environment, and use amendment one money to protect existing environments instead of buying more land. The state evaluated priorities throughout Florida that would protect Florida’s waterways and if the storm water is properly treated in Heritage Run then less dirty water will make it’s way into the Choctawhatchee Bay.”

Bids must be submitted to the city no later than 2 p.m. Jan. 28.