The Suffolk Department of Public Works advises that the Downtown Drainage Improvement Project began construction on Monday, October 4, 2021. The project includes the installation of drainage piping systems through the intersection of West Washington Street and Saratoga Street. The work will require a full closure of the intersection to traffic for approximately 30 days.
The project work will then proceed south on South Saratoga Street to Jackson Street, and then along Jackson Street to Lee Street. After the initial intersection work, traffic will be allowed through the work zones with lane closures.
The project will also include a storm water pond to mitigate the impacts of large rainfall events in the area, and will also support the soon to be constructed Downtown Library. The duration of this project is anticipated to be 90 days for major in-street work.
For more information, contact Project Manager Luke Drylie at 757-514-7708, or Project Inspector Farris Cereske at 757-504-6053, or visit https://www.suffolkva.us/649/Downtown-Suffolk-Drainage-Improvements.