Drainage project starts Mon.
A stormwater drainage project to lessen flooding around George Street will begin Monday, according to city spokeswoman Alyson Crean.
She said the project will begin in the Horace O'Bryant Middle School parking lot.
"Because school starts on Aug. 20, the city is starting at the school so that this section will be finished before students return," Crean said. A community meeting will be held to prepare residents, but a date for that hasn't been scheduled yet.
The outfall project will provide relief to a neighborhood that has some of the poorest drainage on the island, Crean said. It is to reduce flooding on United, Catherine and Duncan streets.
State honors airport
The Florida Department of Transportation recently honored Key West International Airport officials for their project in creating a runway safety area.
The airport was recognized for "outstanding achievements in airport aesthetics, safety and service," the award reads.
Last year, the airport built an engineered materials arrestor system (EMAS), a 400-foot-long series of air-injection concrete blocks designed to collapse and shatter under the weight of an airplane. The EMAS was put at the end of the runway.