Crisfield to address drainage issues with help of new grant

CRISFIELD, Md. – The City of Crisfield is going to be addressing some drainage issues with the help of a new grant.

This week, the Maryland Board of Public Works approved of an $82,004 dollar grant. That money will help fund the replacement of two culverts that run beneath Norris Harbor Drive.

One of the culverts collapsed over the summer causing the roadway to erode.

The road is the only way for drivers to access the southwestern portion of the city, which is home to the U.S. Coast Guard as well as homes and businesses.

Crews were able to make temporary repairs there, but the city says they’re glad they got this funding approved so that they can move forward with a more permanent solution.

Julie Bellamy, the Crisfield Grant Administrator said, “It’s sort of like when you put one of those temporary tires on, it only lasts so long. So we were really pleased that MDE Funding came through.”

The city is still working on crafting a timeline for these repairs.

This is just the first part of a larger project to address drainage issues in the city.

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