After receiving a $500,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), the Town of Medley contracted Westhorp & Associates to develop a multi-year, multi-use stormwater flood mitigation project for the NW 89th Avenue and NW 93rd Street Area of the Town. The goal of the project was to provide the Town with the most cost-effective solution to mitigate the ongoing severe flooding problem in the project area.
The project area was subdivided into two sections – north and south. Westhorp & Associates prepared design and bid documents and received final permits from the Miami-Dade County Department of Permitting, Environment and Regulatory Affairs (PERA, formerly known as DERM) for drainage and pavement improvements throughout the northern portion of the project. For the southern portion of the project, various stormwater management alternatives were evaluated where some environmental challenges may be present and a report summarizing these alternatives was presented to the Town. The project progress was reported to the FDEP on a quarterly basis.
Westhorp & Associates also prepared a request for inclusion for a State Revolving Fund Loan from FDEP for the construction of the northern portion of the project. The request was accepted with a low-interest loan valued at $2.9 million being approved for construction, technical services, and administrative costs.