Public Works

Projects Underway

Czech Village Levee Czech Village levee construction work

  • Utility Relocations: Complete
  • Levee Construction: 2018–2020
    • 2018–2019: Solid Waste Agency to Bowling Street SW
    • 2019–2020: Bowling Street to 16th Avenue SW
  • First permanent flood control on the west side of the river since the adoption of the master plan.
  • Levee will be approximately ½ mile long.
  • Will provide immediate protection of a river surge up to 19.5 feet; protection to 2008 volume upon Flood Control System completion.
  • Funding made possible through State Flood Hazard Mitigation Program. 
NewBo/Masaryk Park Monument Relocations Masaryk Park monument rendering
  • Park construction: 2019-2020
  • Collection of markers and memorial benches which recall individuals significant to the history and development of the New Bohemia District. 
  • Monuments were removed during levee construction and will be relocated to a new site in the district.

Quaker Oats Flood Wall
 Rendering of Quaker Oats flood wall
  • Construction: August 2018–2021
  • First major permanent protection downtown.
  • Protects one of the nation's leading agricultural producers.
  • 2,100 linear feet of permanent flood wall.
  • Will ultimately protect to the 2008 flood volume.
  • Includes pump station upgrades, water transmission main relocation, and railroad closure gate.
8th Avenue Bridge Replacement8thAve_Bridge rendering
  • Construction: 2023+
  • Will raise the bridge above the 2008 flood volume.
  • Will provide an additional emergency route across the river during flood events.
  • Maintain access to hospitals, the police department, and I-380 interchange.
  • Will be combined with additional development and facility improvements in the Kingston Village District.
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