FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: HMGP Provides Safer and More Reliable Roadway   [open pdf - 42KB]

Alternate Title: HMGP Provides Safer Roadway and More Reliable Roadway

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, "In the state of Michigan a 1,320 foot stretch of M-35 was recently restructured using funds from FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The roadway had a history of flooding, which caused hassles for drivers and cost the state thousands of dollars. The hazard mitigation was a roadway grade raise in conjunction with the installation of two larger culverts to provide adequate hydraulic capacity under the thoroughfare. The project successfully reduced the hazard of water overtopping the roadway and, as a result, improved the structural capacity of the roadway." 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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