Mar 26

FEMA Grant Awarded for Fiske Blvd. Drainage Improvements

Posted on March 26, 2021 at 4:33 PM by Rachel Horst

FEMA has approved a grant of $2,319,585 to help the City of Cocoa improve drainage along Fiske Boulevard and the Broadmoor Acres Subdivision during a storm. Thestorm drain with water flowing down proposal was submitted to FEMA after Hurricane Irma in 2017 as part of their Hazard
Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and will fund the installation of 12,625 linear feet of roadside swales to improve drainage and street runoff. It will add 5,520 cubic feet of water storage and 2,617 linear feet of drainage pipe along Fiske Blvd., which will help
reduce flooding by capturing and conveying stormwater along that corridor including the Broadmoor Acres community. The drainage project runs from Peachtree Street on the north to Highland Drive and then over to Bracco stormwater treatment area
and includes streets in the Broadmoor Acres community.

“The Fiske Blvd. drainage project will help to reduce future vulnerabilities and will provide long-term solutions to help strengthen that entire corridor,” said Deputy Mayor and District 1 Councilman, Alex Goins.

“This grant funding will allow us the opportunity to improve a flooding issue that has been plaguing this area for many years. I am
grateful that staff worked so hard to find solu??ons to make this project a priority,” said District 2 Councilman Lavander Hearn.
Dec 16

Vacuum Truck Replacement - Your Stormwater Dollars At Work

Posted on December 16, 2020 at 4:37 PM by Rachel Horst

The City of Cocoa is 
public works employees working with vacuum truck
remodeling it’s Storm
water Vacuum Truck which is currently
 on a 1985 chassis. The equipment from the truck is being moved to a 2021 Mack chassis. This process will save the City nearly $400,000 by not having to replace the entire vehicle and should increase the service life of the vehicle for another 20 years. The Stormwater Division uses this vehicle to clean out debris from storm drains. This vehicle refurbishment is being done by the manufacturer near Jacksonville, FL and should be complete by March or April 2021. Due to the weight of the vehicle, this process cannot be done in house. This project is part of the 10-year Stormwater Master Plan.
Oct 05

Pineda Street Roadway Project

Posted on October 5, 2020 at 2:57 PM by Rachel Horst

Pineda street began as a standard roadway milling and resurfacing project but quickly revealed some failing underlying structural issues of the roadway needed to be replaced as well. Early on in the project, Public Works staff sought out a geotechnical investigation of the roadway to evaluate the structural integrity of the roadway base. This report revealed that the underlying components of the roadway were failing and needed to be replaced.
A full depth reclamation was completed which rebuilds the roadway by recycling the existing roadway material and extends the life of the road. The sidewalks were also reconstructed and a custom design crosswalk to Endeavour Elementary will offer inspiring messages for some of our youngest Cocoa residents on their way to and from school each day. This project is scheduled to be complete in the fall of this year.heavy equipment working on road