Work has begun on Midtown’s Grand Boulevard to address major flooding issues that have plagued the road for decades. The drainage project is made possible by Capital Improvement Plan funds allocated by Councilman Fred Richardson.

“I am happy to report that with funding in place, construction has already started on Grand Blvd that will correct years of flooding,” Richardson said. “We greatly appreciate the citizens patience during the construction phase and know that they will be more than pleased with the results that will correct longstanding issues.”

The contract for the project with McElhenney Construction Company costs $628,269.60 and the work is expected to take approximately three months.

The Capital Improvement Plan was made possible through the extension of the penny tax. After extending the penny tax, the City Council created the program, the first of its kind in the city of Mobile, to tackle long overdue infrastructure projects across the city. We have already undertaken many projects across the District that include repairing, replacing or installing sidewalks, resurfacing streets, upgrading local parks and recreational facilities and addressing flooding and drainage issues.