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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A nearly $2 million project will improve a Lafayette road prone to flooding.
The board of works approved a drainage project along South 30th Street.
Work will take place from Teal Road to Summer Street. It includes about 2,000 feet of new storm sewer.
Lafayette Renew Superintendent Brad Talley said the changes will keep the flood prone area dry.
"Water can't get away," said Talley. "There's not a very good drainage system in this area right at the moment. So, we'll see street flooding and we'll have businesses that will have water get really close to their property."
However, the work will cause some short term issues for drivers.
"When we get to some of the storm sewer installation, we'll have to either create detours or close down the road for a short period of time," he added.
Talley said detours are still being planned, but traffic in the area will not be affected until this spring.
Crews will begin work in the next couple of weeks. The project is set to wrap up by the end of July.