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City Communications Office

City of Kansas City, Mo.

CONTACT: Mary Charles, city communications officer, (816) 513-1356


Work begins on stormwater improvement project

The City of Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department announces that the contract has been awarded for Phase I of the Gardner Avenue and Chouteau Trafficway Stormwater Improvement Project.

The $1,242,600 contract with Foley Company will improve the stormwater collection and conveyance system and reduce current flooding conditions during moderate storm events. The project is on Gardner Avenue just east of the Chouteau-Gardner intersection. Traffic may be reduced to one-lane at various times during the project.

Phase I consists of construction of a storm drainage system consisting of area inlets, enclosed storm sewers, a detention basin, a vegetated open channel, and utility relocations. Construction will also include an asphalt roadway overlay that will help maximize runoff captured, thereby helping maintain open lanes during high water events. Actual construction is scheduled to begin in late October and should be completed in May of 2010.

For more information, contact Colleen Doctorian, public information officer for the Water Services Department at (816) 513-0232.

The Kansas City, Mo., Water Services Department maintains and operates water collection, processing and distribution systems, stormwater management and control systems, and waste water collection and processing systems for residential and business customers in Kansas City and for wholesale customers in the Kansas City region. Operation is funded entirely by fees charged to customers based on their use of products and services, not by taxes.


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