$700,000 in Stimulus Money to Improve Delaware Avenue

Elkton Town Meeting, July 21, 2010 – A project to elevate Delaware Avenue in the vicinity of the Big Elk Creek should begin August 2, Mayor Fisona informed the board.  The $698,659 project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus money is designed to reduce frequent flooding of the route by raising the roadway from the Delaware Avenue Bridge to Creswell Avenue.  The work involves deepening and widening drainage ditches followed by the applications of layer and after layer of asphalt.  It should be completed by Sept. 1, it was reported.  Mayor Fisona has worked to find solutions to Elkton flooding problems since assuming office.

Delaware Ave during one of last winter's floods.

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4 responses to “$700,000 in Stimulus Money to Improve Delaware Avenue

  1. I like this blog, it is very informative.

  2. The work involves deepening and widening drainage ditches followed by the applications of layer and after layer of asphalt. That’s it? Will that help.

  3. DH: Thanks for stopping by. We’re always glad to have new readers so check back often.

    As for your question about the Delaware Avenue project, that’s essentially it. We suppose the idea is to elevate it a few feet (or whatever the project calls for) to eliminate the minor flooding, which is what occurs regularly.

    Much more substantial engineering projects that would address the larger floods has been discussed, but that’s a major capital project and often gets tied up because the studies don’t demonstrate a cost-benefit analysis and because of regulatory concerns.

    Anway, this should be a good start on the routine floodings that occur regularly.

  4. Great. There’s goes more of my tax money.

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