City Engineers Present “Eastern Shore Dr. Interim Drainage Improvement Proposal”

On Thursday June 20th at the Bayfront Advisory Committee (BAC), City Engineers presented the “Eastern Shore Drive Interim Drainage Improvement Proposal”.  This proposal was the result of an engineering study performed by City engineers and engineering consultant Kimley-Horn.  The study was performed as part of the community’s on going request (since 2009) to fix tidal flooding issues in neighborhoods east of the Lesner Bridge.  The presentation, studies and recommendations can be found on the City’s Public Works website.  Click here to access

The City’s Engineering results on interim flooding fixes has been summarized on Slide 33 of their presentation shown below.  This presentaiton will be made to City Council at which point they will decide whether to fund the interim projects.  Please note that the housing and garage impacts are based on a 4.0 foot tide occurence.

Return On Investment

  • Total Cost of Interim Improvements: $1.2 M
  • Benefit is some reduction in flooding frequency for:

– 5 houses

– 15 Garages

– 570 L.F. of Street

  • Comprehensive improvements are budgeted and initial phases could begin in 2016
  • A decision on whether to fund the Interim Improvements is needed

 

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