The City of Suffolk is interested in addressing flooding and drainage concerns at several locations in the Oakland area – particularly near recent development in proximity to the intersection of Pembroke Lane and Godwin Boulevard north through the intersection of Everets Road and Godwin Boulevard. The City also wants to examine impacts between Brown Lane and Kings Highway on and east of Godwin Boulevard, as well as the rest of the connected conveyance system. There have recently been several noted concerns, particularly during larger storm events, where some of the current stormwater infrastructure appears to be insufficient to handle the high flows. Timmons Group observed the drainage area for the neighborhood, collected site observation data, and analyzed the stormwater network to identify drainage problems and recommend potential mitigation measures for both existing and future conditions which could include rerouting part of the drainage area to several different identified outfalls.
We have just begun design of the first recommended improvement, which will reroute drainage from the Village Point Subdivision down Old Chuckatuck Road to Pembroke Avenue.
Erin Rountree, Development & Environmental Programs Manager, Public Works