The Town Council voted unanimously on Dec. 5 to approve $165,000 in capital improvement funds for phase two of a stormwater drainage project at the intersection of Saguaro and Kingstree boulevards.
Public Works Director Justin Weldy said in his staff report to the council that the first phase of this project was completed using unspent CIP funds from FY 23. He said the second phase of the work will design and construct improvements to address the remaining drainage conditions at the southeast corner of the intersection at Saguaro and Kingstree boulevards.
Similar to the first phase, improvements will consist of a newly constructed sidewalk scupper to allow stormwater runoff to flow efficiently from Saguaro Boulevard into the scupper under the sidewalk and into Jacklin Wash below.
“Historically, the water has taken up to several hours to drain from this area and has been unpassable after numerous high-intensity storms,” Weldy said in his report. “This project will substantially reduce the flooding and required time to drain, improving the safety of vehicles driving through the intersection and reducing the risk of vehicular damage from passing through floodwaters during or following storm events.”
The council voted to approve with no discussion.