Final work on a 60-inch storm drain project which is designed to alleviate street flooding on Fifth Street at Railroad Street and on Henry Drive in Brookings is scheduled for next week.
The City contracted with McLennan Excavation to install what is one of the largest diameter storm drain pipes in the City for a distance of 720 feet. The pipe extends from the vicinity of McDonald’s restaurant to the south side of Railroad Street.
Paving the trench on Railroad Street is scheduled for October 24-26, weather permitting.
Work remaining includes replacing the U.S. Bank landscaping, reinstalling a light pole, repairing any damage to the bank parking lot and cleaning up the lot behind Valvoline.
The total project cost was $586,835.
“We have experienced street flooding that almost impacted the U.S. Bank building and interrupted traffic on Railroad, Fifth Street and Henry Drive in recent years,” said City Manager Gary Milliman. “This project should resolve that problem.”