The Southeast Seminole Heights Flooding Relief Project includes designing, permitting, and constructing conveyance systems to route stormwater away from roads and properties to relieve periodic flooding. Improvements include new box culverts, and new or upgraded inlets, pipes, and associated interconnections to the existing storm sewer network. The project is incorporating “green” water quality treatment elements, which include pervious pavement and baffle boxes.
Construction is being coordinated with other City departments to achieve additional community benefits. For example, crews are installing new drinking water pipelines to replace aging, inadequate pipelines in the area to reduce the potential for future water main breaks and leaks. Additional fire hydrants are being installed to improve fire protection.
Transportation improvements are being installed on Central Avenue between Osborne Avenue and Hillsborough Avenue to enhance vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle safety. Community input helped guide these mobility improvements.