The City is hiring a contractor to build a project intended to deal with groundwater and rain that has been “puddling” and freezing in the center of 228th St. SE just east of 15th Ave SE. The project includes installing two catch basins and a French drain to collect the water into the storm drain system.
The mayor has signed a local proclamation of emergency that allowed staff to hire a contractor quickly. Council is scheduled to formally ratify the proclamation on Feb. 5.
Work began on Jan. 31. Construction has been delayed due to inclement weather and conditions.
Work is scheduled to resume on Monday, Feb. 11. There is the potential for more snow and freezing conditions in the forecast. This schedule may changed due to weather conditions.
A long-term future project will rebuild 228th and deal with the settling of the road. That project may include a more robust drainage system if needed.