Cayce receives $1.4 million for Riverwalk repair

Cayce City Council is back in Council Chambers.

Cayce has money to fix flood damage to its Riverwalk.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, has released $1.4 million to the City of Cayce.

Cayce City Manager Rebecca Vance announced the funding at Cayce City Council’s meeting, Tuesday.

Landplan Group South was selected as the company to work on the Riverwalk repair. It has worked on the Cayce Riverwalk before, and scored the highest rating in the bidding process.

Phase II of Riverwalk has been closed since last June. Other parts of the trail beside the Congaree River were damaged in the October floods.

Vance said the city wanted to get the repair work started earlier, but FEMA requires a thorough vetting process.

She also said Cayce asked for more than the $1.4 million granted, but FEMA officials outlined a plan that includes repair in some cases where new construction will have to be done.

“A lot of it cannot be repaired,” Vance said. “We can go back and ask for more funding.”

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