The construction crew is installating concrete swale and a curb replacement at the intersection of Greenview and Edgemont. This project is to alleviate ponding of water at the intersection which creates a safety hazard during freezing weather.
A buried catch basin was found by an employee while performing maintenance on the Storm system around the 700 block of W8th St. Once the catch basin was exposed we found that the catch basin had been unable to drain and was not performing properly. Our Dept. was able to expose and rebuild the catch basin to allow for maximum water flow and for an improved cosmetic appearance for local homeowners.
Continued efforts concerning the Castlewood area includes rerouting a portion of the existing pipe system. The existing 21″ R.C.P (reinforced concrete pipe) was replaced with 24″ A.D.S. pipe. Included with the up scaling of the existing pipe line was the installation of three new Storm boxes. These boxes are intended to allow for optimal flow through the system and aid in collection of surrounding area drainage run off.
A resident located on South Street informed the City of a flooding issue located at the intersection of South Street and the rail road crossing. The citizen had stated that during heavy to minor rain events the street would flood. The floods ranged from minor nuisances to ponding across roadway. After a careful investigation, the Storm Dept. was able to find that the underground infrastructure was undersized for the amount of area drainage that was designed to sheet flow into the Storm system located at that particular intersection. The City was able to perform corrections in-house; thus saving on cost and utilizing current City workforce.
The amount of relief within the Daisy Lane area greatly depends upon the amount of storage capacity upstream. This new basin upstream of Daisy Lane will provide 6.1 acres of detention storage from a drainage area of 191 acres. This basin will help lower flood elevations, which in turn means less severe flooding along Falling Run creek. The basin was designed by GRW Engineers and is being constructed by Dan Cristiani Excavating. Completed cost of $330,000.
The installation of a new storm sewer trunk line ranging in size from 24-48” in diameter, new and additional catch basins, and a new outfall at a cost of $800,000.
The old storm infrastructure in the area consisted of curb and gutter, with limited catch basins on Reno Ave and no catch basins on Market St. The old system was undersized which lead to frequent street and yard flooding. The new storm sewer infrastructure will reduce flows being conveyed down Reno Avenue that has caused chronic flooding at Reno and Silver intersection. The new storm system on Market St will eliminate street flooding as previously there was no storm system on Market. New catch basins on Spring Avenue along with a grate drain across Spring Avenue at the intersection of Spring Street will improve collection of storm water and reduce flooding at this intersection.
Historically this is an area where heavy downpours cause Grantline Road to be overtopped and closed for periods of time. The installation of a 300’x28’x7’ free span culvert replaced 4 existing 66” corrugated metal culverts that were structurally failing; over 60 years old and undersized. Construction started in January with Grantline Road closed for 2 weeks in February and finally mid- March through June 13th. This new culvert with larger capacity and solid structuring at a cost of $1.3ml is a project which will serve the citizens of New Albany for many years to come.