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 also will incorporate “green” water quality treatment elements, which may include pervious pavement, baffle boxes, and bioswales.
Construction will be coordinated with other city departments to achieve additional community benefits. For example, crews will install 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 will be installed to improve fire protection.
Transportation improvements are planned for Central Avenue between Osborne Avenue and Hillsborough Avenue to enhance vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle safety. Community input will help to guide mobility improvements.