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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Multiple construction projects to begin this summer

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Multiple construction projects in the City of Panama City will be underway soon. The City Commission awarded contracts for six projects at the Commission Meeting held on June 22, 2021. The projects are outlined below. Updates on construction timelines will be shared on the City’s website,, and distributed to impacted homes via letter and/or the AlertBay system.

A.D. Harris Gym Renovation

  • Awarded to Bay County Builders
  • Project Scope - Renovate the A.D. Harris Gym for the purpose of re-engaging the site into an active, comprehensive facility for training programs, tutoring and individual sports. This project primarily involves renovations to include replacement of gym flooring, installing two new basketball hoops, installation of a basketball/multisport scoreboard, padding, bleachers, and extension of the court from half to full.
  • Cost - Not to exceed $112,000, funded with proceeds from FEMA renting A.D. Harris following Hurricane Michael

Harrison Avenue Reconstruction Segment 1 (Streetscapes)

  • Awarded to Royal American Construction Company, Inc.
  • Project Scope – Reconstruction of Harrison Avenue from Government Street to 4th Street, and reconstruction on the side streets to include Government Street, Beach Drive, Oak Avenue, and 4th Street. The major items of work include replacing water and sewer infrastructure, laying pavers for the roadway, widening sidewalks and installing soil cells, landscape, irrigation, lighting and signing.
  • Cost - $7,269,014, funded by Bay County Infrastructure Surtax and American Rescue Plan Funding

McKenzie House Lead Abatement

  • Awarded to Hull’s Environmental Services
  • Project Scope – Remove lead paint on all elevations of the historic McKenzie House and paint new.
  • Cost -  $129,420, funded by insurance.

Sudduth Park Improvements

  • Awarded to Inland Construction and Engineering, Inc.
  • Project Scope - Reconstruction of Sudduth Park which includes one new baseball field, parking, pavilion, fencing, lighting, landscaping and other associated amenities.
  • Cost - $1,347,067, funded with FEMA 428 Project Funds and proceeds from the sale of 1701 Tyndall Drive.

Lindenwood Drive Roadway Improvement

  • Awarded to American Sand and Asphalt
  • Project Scope – Reconstruction of the existing roadway, drainage infrastructure, and water and sewer utilities for Lindenwood Drive, approximately 2,250 linear feet. In general, the roadway and all utility infrastructure will be replaced in the same location as existing. Storm drain infrastructure will be replaced and upgraded, connecting to the existing systems at the right-of-way.
  • Cost - $4,400,000, funded by Bay County Infrastructure Surtax and reimbursable grant from Florida Department of Transportation in the amount of $500,000.

Emergency Repairs to East Avenue from Nelson Street to 5th Street

  • Awarded to Roberts and Roberts, Inc.
  • Project Scope – Repair East Avenue from Nelson Street to 5th Street prior to the opening of the Panama City Port Authority’s new facility as well as prevent further damage and more costly repairs to the roadway with increased traffic to and from the new facility.
  • Cost - $568,992.25, funded from a $250,000 contribution from the Panama City Port Authority. The City will pay the remaining $318,992.25 with Bay County Infrastructure Surtax funds.

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