Upcoming Projects - 2018

Below is a list of projects that stormwater and technical staff will be working on throughout calendar year 2018. Unless otherwise noted, these projects are funded through the stormwater utility.

East Road Culvert Replacement
The town is planning to replace a culvert on East Road this summer, between Pond Brook Road and Woodridge Road. The existing 36" corrugated metal pipe is in poor condition and needs to be replaced. The new culvert will be 48" in size to allow more water to pass under the roadway in rain events, but there will be no noticeable changes to East Road's existing geometry (elevation, width, etc). The roadway will be closed for approximately one week. After a contractor is selected for this work in early May more information will be made available for the traveling public. East Road is scheduled for repaving after this project is finished. 

Below: Town staff takes measurements of the existing 36" culvert under East Road to prepare for replacement. 
Right: The lack of roadside ditches in the Shore Acres neighborhood causes ponding and other property impacts. 

Shore Acres / Cedar Ridge Stormwater Improvements 

Funded through a combination of utility funds and grants, this project will include two phases: design and construction. The first phase is scheduled to begin in fall of 2018 with the hiring of a water quality consultant to design stormwater improvements for this neighborhood, which is in the Moorings Stream watershed. The improvements were identified as part of the Malletts Bay Scoping Project which looked at the East / West Lakeshore Drive areas and identified opportunities for improved drainage, reduced erosion and property impacts, and improved water quality through stormwater treatment. In total, this project has an expected cost of $370,000 and is expected to move to construction in late 2019. Stay tuned for additional information about this project when it kicks off in late summer.

Phosphorus Control Planning

The stormwater utility was awarded $40,000 to design a Phosphorus Control Plan for town properties. This is a requirement of the new MS4 permit that the town would need to fund. This grant will help us plan water quality improvements for Town properties and is expected to be completed by 2020. These funds are from the State's Municipal Highway and Stormwater Mitigation Program.


Town-wide Conditions Assessment

The town owns 279 stormwater outfalls, 314 catch basins, and miles of underground piping that were each designed and installed at different times and to different building standards. Because these items are generally located below a roadway, significant roadway and property damage can result from failures. This project is necessary to ensure that investments in the Town's stormwater system are made in the most cost effective manner. A townwide assessment will include inventorying every piece of the system and determining what condition the piece of infrastructure is in (excellent, good, fair, poor, etc) to determine the overall cost of upgrades to the system, and evaluate what priority should be placed on each upgrade or improvement. This project will take approximately 18 months and is expected to be completed by 2020.

Left: An example of damage that can occur to town roads as a result of failing stormwater infrastructure.