Maine Township Flood Relief Project Moving Forward
Maine Township Highway Commissioner Ed Beauvais and Metropolitian Water Reclamation District (MWRD) Commissioner Mariyana Spyropoulos recently conducted a review of a critical flood relief project moving forward in Maine Township.
This project is part of a broader intergovernmental agreement signed by the Maine Township Highway Department, Maine Township, and MWRD, with the aim of enhancing creek flow and alleviating flood risks in the unincorporated areas of Maine Township.
Project FRCR-9, assigned the unique code by MWRD, is focused on the region situated just south of Ballard Road, between Buckingham Park Drive and Knight Avenue. Currently, the creek in this vicinity is nestled between residential condominiums and functions as a runoff from a neighboring pond to the East. The proposed plan involves rerouting the creek to the north side of the condominiums to address existing bottlenecks and mitigate flooding issues effectively.
To achieve this goal, the project will necessitate the installation of a total of five new road culverts, as well as a diversion culvert originating from the pond. Additionally, a significant portion of the project will involve replacing and updating existing culverts that have been inadequately maintained over time. This comprehensive approach aims to enhance the infrastructure and ensure sustainable flood mitigation measures are put in place.
Construction is anticipated to start towards the end of 2024, with careful planning and preparations underway to ensure its success.
Commissioner Ed Beauvais said, "By re-routing the creek and implementing modern culvert systems, we are proactively taking steps to create a more flood-resistant community. This collaborative effort highlights the power of intergovernmental partnerships in tackling complex infrastructure issues."
The Maine Township Highway Department, Maine Township, and MWRD remain committed to keeping the community informed about the progress of Project FRCR-9. Regular updates and consultations will be conducted to ensure transparency and address any concerns raised by the residents.