PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WMBB)– The city of Panama City Beach is looking to make improvements to their street lights on parts of Front Beach Road and South Thomas Drive.
In 2020, the council had approved a contract to inspect the streetlights to determine the cost of repairing them after damage sustained from Hurricane Michael.
Based on the report, the city of Panama City Beach received approximately $109,955 from FEMA and the state of Florida.
CRA Manager David Campbell said that city electricians noticed an issue while seeking to repair the lights.
“Our electrician discovered that the corrosion was so bad on the arms and wires of the lights that repairing them was useless, so he recommended we replace them,” Campbell said.