Proposed plan to stem flooding in Prairie Village would raise Mission Road by 4.5 feet

first_imgEmergency responders were on the scene after drivers got stuck on a flooded Mission Road near Village Presbyterian Church in August 2016. Photo credit Don Austin.Engineers and Prairie Village Public Works officials on Tuesday revealed their proposed fix to the growing flooding problems on Mission Road near the Village Shops.The plan calls for construction crews to essentially eliminate the dip in the road that lets Brush Creek spill over the street and up against homes on the west side of Mission.A cross section diagram presented at Tuesday’s open house meeting shows how raising the grade by approximately four-and-a-half feet would create a barrier that would keep the creek from threatening homes:If completed, the project would largely alleviate the threat of flooding to seven houses currently in or adjacent to the flood hazard zone, which is marked by the yellow line in the diagram below. The new flood hazard zone would end at the east edge of Mission Road:Engineers said Tuesday that the stretch of Mission that would be altered by the project is approximately 800 feet long.The city also introduced a proposal to upgrade Schliffke Park, which sits adjacent to the creek north of Tomahawk Road, in conjunction with the road project. Currently, Schliffke Park is dominated by a narrow parking lot and has negligible recreation features. The park upgrade would replace that large swath of impervious surface with green space, picnic tables and a 10-foot wide trail:Public works will consider feedback from residents on the plan before bringing the project to the city council for consideration in the coming months. The project, which would be eligible for cost-sharing for stormwater management, would be considered for inclusion in the 2020 projects plan.last_img read more

This Day in History

first_imgJustice Edward Zacca Edward Zacca was named Acting Governor GeneralOn this day in history March 31, 1991, Edward Zacca was named the Acting Governor General of Jamaica. He served in this position from March 31st to August 1, 1991, until the position was filled by Howard Cooke. Zacca was also the Chief Justice of the Jamaican Supreme Court from 1985 to 1996. Under the constitution of Jamaica, the Chief Justice of Jamaica can serve as acting Governor-General when that office is vacant. In 2015, former Chief Justice Zacca was knighted by The Queen in her 2015 Birthday Honors list. He was knighted as the Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.last_img read more

SEA Games windsurfing event in Subic postponed due to ‘Tisoy’

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