Senator Bean, District 4 — Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 18, 2018
Senator Bean & Representative Byrd Present $375,000 in State Funding to City of Neptune Beach
Jacksonville, Fla. – On behalf of the State of Florida, State Senator Aaron Bean (R-Fernandina Beach) and State Representative Cord Byrd (R-Neptune Beach) this week presented a $375,000 check on Monday, April 16, 2018, to Neptune Beach Mayor Elaine Brown and the Neptune Beach City Council. During the 2018 Legislative Session, Senator Bean and Representative Byrd helped secure $375,000 in state funding for the City of Neptune Beach for critical stormwater culvert improvements to Florida Boulevard.
“Neptune Beach experienced substantial flooding when Hurricane Irma hit last year, and the City of Neptune Beach is in serious need of these funds for stormwater improvements to Florida Boulevard,” said Senator Bean. “Once this project is complete, Neptune Beach and the Beaches community will be better prepared for the next storm and have safer access to Florida Boulevard during emergencies.”
“Along with Senator Bean, I am pleased to present this much-needed funding for Florida Boulevard in Neptune Beach,” said Representative Byrd. “The Florida Boulevard Project will improve the Beaches stormwater system and ensure a safe evacuation route for residents during a natural disaster.”
In detail, this project will remove and replace deteriorating and undersized corrugated culverts under Florida Boulevard. In turn, this will improve drainage and reduce flooding upstream of the culvert, thereby protecting Florida Boulevard, which is an existing evacuation route for the Beaches area.
“The City of Neptune Beach appreciates all of the hard work done by Senator Bean and Representative Byrd during this year’s session, as well as the state legislature for this vital state funding,” said Mayor Brown. “This funding will go a long way toward alleviating our drainage problems in our city and, most importantly, will restore safety to our evacuation route.”
Senator Bean represents Senate District 4, which includes parts of Nassau and Duval Counties. He can be contacted in Tallahassee at (850) 487-5004 or in his District Office at (904) 757-5039.