Roeland Park, Kansas is moving forward with the Roeland Drive storm water project
The Roeland Park City Council awarded a storm water project contract to Gunter Construction for an amount that will not exceed $196,540.
A section of old corrugated metal pipe along a road in Kansas will be removed and replaced to mitigate flooding concerns, reported Shawnee Mission Post.
Five trees along Roeland Drive will be removed to allow for removal of old corrugated metal pipe. New trees will be provided to residents who are affected by this and all necessary easements have been acquired, according to city documents.
Older metal pipes have historically caused flooding issues along Roeland Drive. For instance, in 2017, a failed storm sewer pipe led to sinkholes forming in the backyards of two homes located at 57th and Roeland Drive, according to the Shawnee Mission Post.
Gunter was recently awarded a $4.5 million contract for the construction of the Rock Creek channel improvement project in Mission.
This storm water project relates to the city’s strategic plan in an effort to minimize flooding concerns. Specifically, the project will replace aging storm water infrastructure with newer materials that are both more durable and have an increased life expectancy.
The total project budget is $250,000. with $30,000 for design and $220,000 for construction.
“To protect water quality, Roeland Park manages storm water runoff in a number of ways,” according to Roeland Park. “The city follows best management practices, including actions that educate the public and encourage non-polluting behaviors. Roeland Park is required to report on its best management actions through an annual report and accompanying storm water management plan.”
Details of the required actions can be found in the latest plan and annual report.