City notebook: Crews complete drainage project; sidewalk repairs underway

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Drainage improvements in the Lincoln Forest neighborhood are now complete, several weeks ahead of schedule.

As part of the $330,000 project, crews stabilized the banks of a large drainage ditch that runs behind properties along Gillette Drive and Edgewood Road, made improvements to a secondary ditch that crosses under both Gillette Drive and Sweetbriar Road and replaced a large drainage pipe to reduce flooding, according to city spokesman Dylan Lee.

The project provides drainage improvements and reduced flooding along Sweetbriar Road and Gillette Drive in the Lincoln Forest neighborhood. Learn more about the city’s stormwater services here.

In March, the city began a five-month project to replace and repair damaged sections of sidewalk and ADA ramps in several areas throughout the city. Work on the $409,550 project is currently underway in the Forest Hills area north of Oleander Drive.

Other areas to receive repairs include Dock Street, Ann Street, Orange Street, Sixth Street and Chestnut Street. This is the city’s largest single project for sidewalk and ADA ramp repair to date, Lee said.