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.
Current Lake Connection: Lake Lucerne to Lake Cherokee
The current phase of the Southeast Lakes Drainage Improvement Project is the Lake Lucerne to Lake Cherokee connection. Improvements being made 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.
Important Road Closures
Currently, Delaney Avenue is closed between Ponce de Leon Place and N Lucerne Circle. Please reference map for recommended detour routes.
- Approximate start date: February, 2017
- Approximate completion date: October, 2017
For more information, please contact Lisa Rain, Public Works Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407.246.3675.