In the Fall of 2009, the sewer main on Soundview Avenue, at the crossing of Woodard Creek, plugged and backed up into an adjacent resident’s crawl space.
Upon excavating to fix the problem, Public Works found that the culvert in Woodard Creek across Soundview Avenue had settled and pushed the sewer main down, creating a low spot in the sewer main that collects debris and creates blockages. Public Works is working to engineer the removal of the existing 60” diameter culvert and replace it with a bridge (similar to the one recently constructed across Woodard Creek at Soundview Avenue, downstream). The construction of this project will require a permit from the Corps of Engineers.
The City Council, on February 28, authorized the expenditure of funds sufficient to upgrade the Woodard Creek Crossing at Soundview Avenue from a culvert to a bridge (similiar to the one installed downstream at the Spruceview Avenue. The upgrade will provide sufficient capacity to pass flood events (reducing the potential for flooding adjacent homes and washing out the roadway) and protecting the creek environment from erosion.
Construction should be initiated in the Spring of 2011 and completed by the end of the Summer
Last Updated 3/2/2011