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Union Street Study Area


  • Spring 2020: The City applied for a Community Development Block Grant for the College-Union storm sewer improvement. 
  • November 7, 2018: The work on the Mary Lane Storm Sewer is substantially complete. A kickoff meeting is scheduled with Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick on November 8 to initiate design engineering of the new upsized storm sewer along Union Street around College Avenue. 
  • October 31, 2018: Minor work remains on the Mary Lane Storm Sewer including restoration. 
  • October 24, 2018: Construction is substantially complete with the new storm sewer being installed the week of October 22. Minor work remains including restoration. 
  • October 18, 2018: Union Street between Eugene Street and Mary Lane is scheduled to be closed Monday, October 22, 2018, from approximately 7:00 AM through 6:00 PM to facilitate water main relocation. Mary Lane will remain open. 
  • October 17, 2018: The contractor started work the week of October 15. 
  • October 10, 2018: The City anticipates commencing work in the next few weeks to add storm sewer at the intersection of Mary Lane and Union Street.
  • September 26, 2018: The bid award for the Mary Lane at Union Street project is scheduled for approval at the October 2, 2018, City Council meeting.
  • August 29, 2018: The design for the new storm sewer at the intersection of Mary and Union is complete. Bids for the construction will be opened on September 12. 
  • June 14, 2018: HR Green has been selected to complete the design for the installation of new storm sewer at the intersection of Mary and Union. A kick-off meeting was held with HR Green on June 14.
  • January 22, 2018: Residents were mailed an update letter on flooding mitigation efforts for the Union and College intersection and the Union and Mary intersection
  • September 7, 2017: City staff met with the Union Street Study Area. Meeting minutes are available here
  • July 31, 2017: Letters were mailed to all residents in the study area inviting them to the open house.
  • July 18, 2017: City council presentation to review the stakeholder engagement process to review and refine improvements to reduce the risk of flooding.
  • June/July 2017: City experienced successive and excessive rain events leading to the total rainfall for June and July of almost 20 inches, over double the normal average.
  • Fall/Winter 2014: The existing drywells throughout the area were cleaned and a column drain installed in the bottom to further assist in water going into the ground in this area.
  • 2013-2014: An analysis of how to improve the drainage in the area was completed by the City’s stormwater consultant.