17th St. / W. Locust St. Storm Sewer Improvements
Estimated Completion - 2021
The purpose of this project is to increase the capacity of the storm sewer from the Lower Bee Branch Creek up 17th Street to West Locust Street. A larger storm sewer and additional high-capacity storm drains will help alleviate the flash flooding frequently experienced on these streets.
The 17th St. and W. Locust St. storm sewer capacity improvement project includes the installation of an 8-foot diameter pipe from the Lower Bee Branch Creek west through the railroad tracks, and a new concrete storm sewer from the railroad tracks up 17th St. to W. Locust St. and continuing up W. Locust St. toward Kirkwood St.
Additional high-capacity and standard capacity storm drains will be installed. It also involves total street and sidewalk reconstruction and the relocation of underground utilities along the entire length of the project. Construction will be completed in phases starting at Elm Street. The estimated completion date of the entire project is 2021.
Phase 1: CompletedThe first phase of the project impacted the intersection of 17th St. and Elm St. which was under construction from August to December 2017. Crews built a new 12 ft. x 7 ft. concrete box culvert, relocated underground utilities, and installed high-capacity storm drains.
Intersection of 17th St. and Elm St.
Phase 2: 17th St. from Elm St. to Heeb St.
Construction is expected to start in July 2018
Phase 2 of construction will be split into 3 segments:
Intersection of 17th St. and Elm St.Start Date: July 9, 2018
Approx. End Date: August 2018
East of Washington St. West of Jackson St.Approx Start Date: August 2018
Approx End Date: October 2018
East of White St. to West of Heeb St.Approx Start Date: September 2018
Approx End Date: November 2018
Potential Impacts to Residents
Access To Abutting Properties
This project requires the excavation of the entire street and sidewalk. During construction, it may be necessary for residents along the project corridor to access their property through a back or side entrance. If a back or side entrance is NOT available, the contractor will be required to maintain safe access to the property's front door on 17th St. at all times during construction.
On-street parking will not be available on the segment of 17th St. that is under construction. Impacted residents will need to utilize on-street parking on the nearby streets of Elm, Washington, Jackson, White, Central, and Heeb. Please note, if you only have access to your driveway or parking pad from 17th St. you will not be able to access it while your segment of the project is under construction.
City staff and the contractor will work with those with mobility issues to accommodate access to their property as much as possible during construction. Please note, temporary handicap parking signs are available during street construction projects. If you anticipate that other special arrangements will need to be made, please notify the Engineering Department as soon as possible by calling (563) 690-6068. Thank you!