City set to seek contractors for Marina Drive fixIt’s been a long time since anyone’s been able to get from the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center to Barker’s Island without Marina Drive. And the process of getting the road fixed has taken a long time.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
It’s been a long time since anyone’s been able to get from the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center to Barker’s Island without Marina Drive.
And the process of getting the road fixed has taken a long time.
However, city officials have been hard at work to redesign the road in an effort to avoid the pitfalls that caused Marina Drive to wash out during the flooding rains June 19-20.
The city’s Public Works Department has been working on an engineering solution to replace the crossing with the goal of increasing the culvert size to prevent the road from washing on and reduce the likelihood of the extensive flooding that occurred in the Central Park neighborhood during the storm.
To replace the culverts that washed out with a larger one, the city’s Public Works Department had to work with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to secure a permits allowing the new design.
Construction plans and specifications are expected to complete this week.
Public Works plans to begin soliciting proposals from local contractors starting Monday for the installation of the replacement culvert so work can begin before the end of September and the road can reopen in October.
The repair to the crossing will be a replacement culvert to pass the water flow coming from Faxon Creek and the Central Park area of Superior under Marina Drive and into Lake Superior Bay.