Harvey/Lake Storm Sewer Investigation & Improvements
Detention Basin & Lake Street
west of Harvey Street
Design Start Date
Construction Start Date On Hold
Harvey and Lake Street
During heavy rainfall events there have been flooding complaints in the
northeast section of town. The northeast drainage area was investigated.
In the past, there have been problems with debris clogging the drainage ditch
causing it to overflow Lake Street just west of Harvey Street. Immediate
improvements were made to clean out the debris from the outlet, put a trash rack
on the outlet and a temporary hole was punched into the storm sewer to let the
drainage ditch have another way to enter the storm sewer. The proposed
improvement is to construct a permanent structure to replace the temporary hole
in the storm sewer.
The outlet culvert of the Davey Avenue Detention Basin was full of rocks,
sediment and even an automobile tire. The culvert has been cleaned and a trash
rack was added to protect debris from entering the outlet. The other concern in
this area is standing water in the detention basin. Due to settling of the soil,
the water is not able to drain properly. The proposed improvement is to re-grade
the detention basin so it will drain properly.
- Project will be advertised in
- Construction will begin Fall
Cori Finney, P.E.
City of Kent
Department of Public Service
Division of Engineering