Sands Subdivision Sea-Level Rise Pilot Project

This project will repair damage from Hurricane Irma which made landfall on September 10, 2017, and is located on Father Tony Way from the intersections of Avenues C thru J, and a portion of Avenue G, in the Sands subdivision on Big Pine Key, Monroe County, Florida. The project comprises 1,693 linear feet of roadway and drainage improvements and includes the installation of a gravity collection system, underground wet wells, pump station, and treatment device and raising the road elevation based on 2040 Sea Level Rise Projections. This project is designed to protect a major access road to a low-lying, low-income subdivision that is subject to frequent and persistent flooding due to storms, tides, and sea-level rise. It will maintain access to 190 homes in a low-income residential neighborhood of which 115 homes sustained substantial damage due to Hurricane Irma. The stormwater management (SWM) system is serving 1.94 acres of roadway development on Father Tony Way, Sands Subdivision, Big Pine Key, Monroe County.