The N. Cameron Street drainage improvements project, which will help remedy the significant flooding problems that occur along N. Cameron Street, north of Piccadilly Street, is currently in the design phase (September 2018). The estimated total cost of the entire multi-faceted project, which would be phased, is estimated to be in the $5-6 million range.
A part of the proposed solution will consist of constructing stormwater management ponds that will hold the water from large storm events and release it slowly. These stormwater ponds will also provide benefits in improving the quality of the stormwater runoff. As such, this project is eligible for Stormwater Local Assistance Funds through DEQ. These grant funds require a $1 match for every $1 in grant funds received.
Phase I of the project includes replacing the underground storm drain, water and sewer pipes between Piccadilly and Clark Streets. Future phases will address the flooding and construct the retention pond. During Phase I, work will occur in the street and detours will be activated. Northbound traffic on N. Cameron will remain open and southbound will be detoured to Braddock Street.
BUDGET IMPACT: City Council has already approved $750,000 in General Funds in the current FY19 CIP for this project. In addition, VDOT has already awarded the City $1,377,000 in Revenue Sharing Funds for this project. The Utility fund will also be paying for the a portion of the project with bond funds already secured. However, additional funds will be required to fully fund all proposed phases of this project.