Clearing the canal along County Road 305. (Photo courtesy of the Flagler County government)

County begins clearing westside canals

Canal and ditch remediation will continue through the end of January.
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Jul. 20, 2018

Drainage canals and ditches in western Flagler County have been evaluated for maintenance needs, and clearing work has begun, according to a July 20 news release from the Flagler County government's public information office.

“Flagler County staff finished its assessment yesterday (Thursday, July 19) and immediately started clearing a 1.5-mile section of canal that runs along the east side of County Road 305 between County Road 302 to Santana Street,” said Road and Bridge Manager Alex Spiller, according to the news release.

Flagler County used its long-reach excavator and two dump trucks for clearing and hauling as well as two flaggers to ensure the safety of area residents and motorists.

“Keeping the canals clear is so important to our residents on the west side,” County Commissioner Nate McLaughlin said, according to the news release. “I didn’t let the issue rest and kept it at the forefront of discussions until we were able to get this long-reach excavator. This will greatly improve our capability for ongoing maintenance.”

Work clearing this first stretch of canal is expected to continue through July 26. Canal and ditch remediation will continue through the end of January, according to the news release.