Council Approves Construction Contract for Packery Channel Restoration


Council Approves Construction Contract for Packery Channel Restoration

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At right now’s frequently scheduled enterprise meeting, Metropolis Council awarded a $12.3 million enchancment contract to Callan Marine, LTD, for the Packery Channel Restoration enterprise. With this movement, Council additionally accepted and appropriated three Federal Emergency Administration Agency- Public Assist (FEMA – PA) reimbursement grants to fund the enterprise. 

The want for the Packery Channel Restoration enterprise comes from damages sustained all by way of Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey made landfall Inside the neighborhood of Rockport as a Class 4 storm on August 25, 2017. As a Outcome of the storm’s eye handed to the north of Corpus Christi, torrential winds triggered a sudden and intense water circulate reversal Inside the Packery Channel. The extreme-velocity circulate triggered in depth erosion that undermined the channel’s southern wall and adjoining walkways. 

On August 26, 2017, A critical disaster declaration was issued for Nueces County, opening the door for FEMA-PA Funds. The city acquired an official FEMA-PA award letter on September 14, 2021, declaring that the Packery Channel Restoration enterprise had cleared final eligibility. The FEMA-PA award Is meant to fund 90% of the restore prices, leaving the Metropolis A ten% native share of $1.5 million.

The restoration enterprise consists of restores to the channel’s shoreline safety, sidewalks, bollards, storm drains, handrails, and completely different damaged buildings. Construction is anticipated To start this yr And might final eighteen months.

“That might not A great information merchandise! It is An excellent information merchandise. This enterprise Is important to not solely the Island group however Corpus Christi, our complete area,” District 4 Council Member Greg Smith said.

“I even Need to thank our state and federal companions Collectively with our personal city group for all of their exhausting work and dedication to this enterprise,” said Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo. “Restoration to the Packery has been A very Very prolonged time coming, and We’re making swift progress with restoration now that FEMA funding is accredited.”

For extra information, please name Sr. Public Information Officer Melanie Lowry at 361-826-3837 or by e-mail at [email protected]