Drainage improvements to Hillside Drive have come in well under budget with an engineering redesign saving the City half the originally estimated cost of $2.68 million.
Following a staff recommendation, City council awarded the construction contract Tuesday to Dawson Construction in the amount of $1.34 million.
The project will remediate damage done on July 23, 2014, when a storm cell settled over the city, causing torrential rain and flash floods. Flooding damaged the drainage system on Hillside Drive between Summit Drive and McGill Road.
Urban Systems was hired to assess the drainage channel and design restoration and improvements, including a new detention pond within the hairpin corner on Summit Drive.
Through an engineering exercise conducted by City staff, the project was completely revamped.
“It was a complete redesign to serve the same program,” said Jen Fretz, city utilities director.
Work is expected to get underway in the fall with completion next spring.