ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. – The City of Zephyrhills is proud to announce it will receive $12.04 million in total funding for three infrastructure-related projects, as part of the 2022-2023 Florida state budget approved and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis on June 2, 2022.
The municipal airport will be receiving $6.6. million for a new terminal building, a new taxiway, and two new box hangars. The outlay includes immediate job opportunities that will be created because of increased capacity for aviation businesses.
In a Phase II ($3.5. million) of a three-phase project, the city will improve utility access off Kossik Road in the north end of the city. The water portion of the project will create a ‘looped’ system, to allow for improved water quality. In the Fort King Road area, the sewer portion will allow the decommissioning of up to 400 existing septic systems and provide reclaimed water to benefit the Hillsborough River Basin.
The third appropriation is for the South Avenue extension project ($1.94 million), which consists of purchasing the right-of-way, a quarter-mile roadway to access the National Guard site, stormwater, and extension of 1,300 linear feet of water main and sewer main to service the area. The project will benefit future industrial development, according to the city.
“Receiving these appropriations helps to improve the infrastructure throughout the City of Zephyrhills,” said Billy Poe, City Manager for the City of Zephyrhills.
He thanked Florida Senate President Wilton Simpson, and Sen. Danny Burgess for their continued support of the Zephyrhills community.