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City hires engineers to find solution to Lafayette street flooding

Engineers will study the intersection of 9th and Kossuth Streets and an alley near 18th and Central Streets.

Posted: Apr 2, 2019 11:38 AM
Updated: Apr 2, 2019 11:39 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The city is trying to figure out how to fix flooding problems on two Lafayette streets.

Engineers will study the intersection of 9th and Kossuth Streets and an alley near 18th and Central Streets. These areas are prone to flooding during heavy rainfall.

Cars drive through the water and cause problems for nearby homes and businesses.

Lafayette Renew Superintendent Brad Talley said the engineers will find a way to get rid of the water faster.

"We're just going to study the areas to see if there's some grading or something that could be done to alleviate the flooding" he explained.

Talley hopes they will find a simple solution.

"[We] definitely want to look for the least invasive these localized areas, unless we come up with an answer that a larger area needs to be evaluated," Talley added.

The engineers should have a report ready by the end of August.

Talley said that's when the city will know of any potential traffic delays or detours.

Work would not begin until sometime next year.

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