By: Lanetra Bennett
July 25, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - Residents in one Tallahassee neighborhood got a chance to get an update on how and when flooding will be alleviated near their homes.
City officials were on-hand Thursday evening to answer any questions about the Eastgate Flood Relief Project.
The informal public information meeting was held at Dorothy B. Oven Park. Those who live in the northeast Tallahassee neighborhood were able to see the project plans and voice questions or concerns regarding the longtime flooding problem in Eastgate.
Eastgate Resident Edward Shulla says, "I'm pretty excited. I think they're doing a lot to make Eastgate a much better place. The City has done thumbs up as far as I'm concerned. There's a lot of investment. It's going to make a lot of people's lives better."
The $4.4 million project will be done in two phases. Phase I is increasing the capacity of the Northeast Drainage Ditch, and Phase II is upgrading the drainage system within the neighborhood.
Phase one is planned to begin in September. Project managers say the project is expected to take a year and a half to two years to complete.
Tallahassee, FL - Flood relief could be on the way for residents in one Tallahassee neighborhood. Plans for Eastgate subdivision are in the works.
Press Release: City of Tallahassee, Storm Water Management Division
The meeting will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Camellia Room at Dorothy B. Oven Park, 3205 Thomasville Road.
Construction of the project will be performed in two phases. Phase I will increase the capacity of the Northeast Drainage Ditch located downstream and east of Eastgate. Phase II will upgrade the drainage system within the neighborhood. Construction of Phase I is planned to begin in September, and Phase II is currently being designed.
The purpose of the July 25 meeting is to provide additional information to residents and discuss the upcoming construction activities, schedules and time frames for Phase I. An update will also be provided about Phase II. The meeting will be an open house format so that those who are interested may drop in at their convenience. Staff will be on hand to meet individually with citizens to review plans, answer questions and address any concerns.
For more information on this project, please call Jodie Cahoon or Jason Smith at 891-6860. You can also stay informed about City news and projects by visiting Talgov.com, following @COTNews on Twitter or liking the City of Tallahassee on Facebook.