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.

West Lafayette
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 90°
Kokomo
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 88°
Rensselaer
Scattered Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 84°
Fowler
Scattered Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 84°
Williamsport
Clear
83° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 86°
Crawfordsville
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 84°
Frankfort
Scattered Clouds
81° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 84°
Delphi
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 84°
Monticello
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 84°
Logansport
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 63°
Hotter & More Humid with Some Storms, Then a Cool-Down
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 78632

Reported Deaths: 3113
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion16437734
Lake7952283
Elkhart505191
Allen4161164
St. Joseph376683
Hamilton3033104
Vanderburgh212215
Hendricks1978109
Johnson1819119
Cass18139
Porter141539
Clark135250
Tippecanoe129312
Madison106266
LaPorte96730
Howard94865
Kosciusko87812
Bartholomew86747
Floyd86150
Marshall80523
Monroe78432
Vigo77913
Delaware77752
Dubois72912
Noble71729
Boone71646
Hancock70239
Warrick61230
Jackson6075
Shelby57328
LaGrange57110
Grant53330
Dearborn52828
Morgan50135
Henry46720
Clinton4624
Wayne41010
White38411
Montgomery36721
Harrison36524
Lawrence35927
Decatur35332
Putnam3318
Daviess29620
Scott28110
Miami2792
Jasper2662
Greene25934
Franklin25116
Gibson2464
DeKalb2444
Jennings23312
Ripley2218
Steuben2173
Carroll2135
Fayette2097
Perry18913
Orange18824
Posey1840
Starke1817
Wabash1805
Wells1802
Fulton1752
Jefferson1752
Knox1711
Sullivan1631
Whitley1626
Tipton15516
Washington1531
Clay1505
Spencer1403
Randolph1345
Huntington1303
Adams1242
Newton12110
Owen1131
Rush1004
Jay970
Pulaski841
Brown762
Fountain762
Pike670
Blackford662
Benton640
Ohio636
Vermillion620
Switzerland590
Parke581
Martin530
Crawford500
Union420
Warren251
Unassigned0207

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events