Downtown Suffolk Drainage Improvements

The purpose of Downtown Suffolk Drainage Improvements project is to reduce flooding that occurs during a normal rain even in the downtown area including Jackson St, S Saratoga St, and W Washington St. This will be accomplished through a series of storm pipe upgrades and improvements that will ultimately tie into an existing system in N Saratoga St just North of W Washington St. Additionally a Wet Pond will be added in the city owned empty lot at the intersection of Lee St and W Washington St. The purpose of the pond will be to attenuate some of the runoff during a heavy rain event as well as to provide some water quality runoff treatment for the contributing system. 


  • Project Manager: Luke Drylie
  • Phone Number: 757-514-7708

Drainage Improvements Location


Drainage Design Exhibit

Downtown Drainage Design Exhibit


The current budget for this project is $2,562,649. using a combination of state and local funds.


Preliminary Engineering: Jan 2016 –  Mar 2021
Construction: Mar 2021 – June 2022