FEMA Grant

A $400,000 FEMA grant will be awarded to the Coffee County Emergency Management Agency.

The money will be used to repair Tyler Street.

Heavy Spring rains caused a 50-foot deep sinkhole along the side of the road and it's been closed to traffic for several months.

The route is commonly used by motorists going in and out of New Brockton.

It was washed-out during Hurricane Ivan.

Officials have already been notified that the state Department of Transportation is going to match funds up to one-hundred thousand dollars.

Larry Walker Coffee County Deputy EMA Director says “In the sense of the highway, it is not a major connector. But, it is for the folks of New Brockton and central Coffee County and will help connect with the future Highway 84 project.”

New Brockton city officials will begin to solicit bids from certified contractors to begin the road repairs.