Public Works

Projects Underway

Underway - East Side System with US Army Corps of Engineers

  • Project Partnership Agreement with US Army Corps of Engineers (signed November 2018)
  • Applies to east side of system; leverages federal funding
  • 5 years completion goal
  • Work on west side of system continues

East Side Projects Starting Fall 2019 – 2020

  • 3rd Avenue SE Removable Flood Gate
  • 16th Avenue SE Roller Flood Gate
  • Lot 44 Levee and Pump Station
  • Sinclair Pump Station (station already operational—adding two additional pumps)

LEARN MORE - Open House June 27, 2019
The community is invited to attend an upcoming open house to learn more about projects getting underway soon on the east side of the system.. See renderings, including the Tree of Five Seasons Plaza, the flood gates, 4th Avenue plaza, and more. 

Open House
Thursday, June 27, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (brief presentations offered at 4:45 and 5:45)
Metro Economic Alliance (501 1st St SE)

Fall Open House // See More Concepts Underway

  • Elevated O Avenue
  • E and F Avenue Reconfiguration
  • 8th Ave Bridge and Riverfront Projects
  • Pump Station
  • Amphitheatre Restroom, Storage & Flood wall


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 & Riverfront Improvements8th Ave bridge sketch_web
  • Remains open during floods
  • Fewer piers in river
  • Elevated 15 feet
  • Raised above 2008 volume
  • Flood wall
  • Pump station
  • Public gathering spaces
  • Complements Amphitheatre
  • Indoor/outdoor public space
  • Streetscaping/lighting
  • Trail
  • Construction: 2023+
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