The Southeast Lakes Drainage Improvement Project will enhance the stormwater system in the Lake Cherokee and Delaney Park neighborhoods. These enhancements will reduce flooding during heavy rainfalls by quickly diverting the stormwater runoff from the street surface. These improvements will be done by creating connections between various lakes, and therefore will be broken up into phases.
The current phase of construction will connect Lake Davis to Greenwood Wetlands. This connection will improve drainage and stormwater flow in the entire southeast lakes basin. Improvements will include the construction of a storm sewer system consisting of concrete pipes, control structures, manholes, storm inlets, and baffle boxes. These improvements will allow stormwater to be quickly diverted off of the streets making them safer and easier to travel. Additionally, the various stormwater structures will lessen the impacts of nutrient laden stormwater runoff on lake water quality.
The contractor for the city’s Public Works Department has moved into phase four of the Lake Davis to Greenwood project. The contractor is currently installing a critical piece of infrastructure to improve stormwater drainage for the immediate area. The installation of the new stormwater pipe will reduce flooding and will assist in making city streets navigable during heavy rainstorms or during periods of adverse weather.
The project’s current location is at the intersection of South Hyer Avenue and Palmer Street. The project will continue traveling south along South Hyer Avenue, and this phase of the project will stop just before entering the intersection of Greenwood Street. Residents will see crews and equipment entering and exiting the project area. It is not uncommon to experience an elevation in noise. Project hours are between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Residents and commuters traveling through the area will experience road closures and detours. Please prepare for delays that may increase commute times. if you are living in or near the project area we ask that you stay alert and adhere to detours for neighborhood roadways and sidewalks.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO CONSTRUCTION
Reference map below for phased road closures throughout construction.
- Start date: April, 2018
- Completion date: Spring, 2019
For more information, please contact George “Alex” Bryan, Public Works Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.246.3675.