City officials find solution to Main Street flooding

Some downtown businesses have been dealing with a little unwanted water.

Posted: Dec 23, 2017 9:27 PM
Updated: Dec 23, 2017 11:24 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Some downtown businesses have been dealing with a little unwanted water. The flooding on Main Street comes after the $5.5 million streetscape project.

That project was meant to beautify the downtown area. It ended in the fall, however after complaints from local business owners, city officials are taking another look. 

Lafayette Economic Development Director, Dennis Carson said sanbags were put in front of businesses to keep water from getting inside.

"We were given as a precaution so during other rain events, that indicates the same thing happening it would be diverted around the door so it wouldn't come into the building," said Carson. 

He said the flooding wasn't a result of the new sidewalks. Instead, it came from heavy rainfall and not enough strom drains. 

"We think with a few more outlets, we can probably take care of it and get the water removed quicker," said Carson. 

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