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 Phase: Lake Davis to Greenwood Drainage Connection
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.
Update: The Intersection of Hyer Avenue and Lake Davis Drive
Public Works will be moving into a critical phase of the Lake Davis to Greenwood Drainage Project on Thursday, November 1. The location of this phase is at the intersection of Hyer Avenue and Lake Davis Drive. Public Works will be installing two new stormwater inlets and relocating an existing stormwater inlet on Hyer Avenue. All three stormwater inlets will tie into a new 24″inch stormwater pipe. While at the intersection our contractor will install two control structures into Lake Davis that will assist with water level management during periods of unexpected heavy rain. These improvements will reduce flooding by quickly allowing stormwater to escape the area by entering our enhanced stormwater system.
Residents who live within the project area can expect a full road closure at the intersection of Hyer Avenue and Lake Davis Drive. Residents will have full access to their driveways. Pedestrians will have full use of the sidewalk around Lake Davis Drive. Project hours are between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. The duration of this project will take exactly 30 days. Some weekend work may be required to keep the project within its time frame. Once the project is complete, the road will be returned to its original brick pavers.
Please plan for delays that may increase commute times if you are traveling in the project area.
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.