FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Overpass Culvert Replacement Results in Safer Road   [open pdf - 44KB]

This document is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Best Practices Portfolio. The Best Practices Portfolio is a collection of true stories about people and communities who have experienced disasters, and what mitigation they used to survive, rebuild, and prepare for disasters. This Best Practice Story describes that, "With over 2,700 vehicles using it daily, Thumb Lake Road is the second-busiest road in Charlevoix County, Michigan. Previously the road's overpass of the Boyne River was a site of continual flooding, but it was restructured to ensure safer travel and eliminate repetitive repairs. Thanks to the cooperation of the County Road Commission and FEMA Region V, funds were allocated through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to help rebuild the structure and reduce future risk." This and other individual FEMA Best Practices documents are also combined in "Mitigation Best Practices: Public and Private Sector Best Practice Stories for All Activity/Project Types in All States and Territories Relating to All Hazards [August 10, 2011]," which can be accessed at the following link: [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=683132]

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