This drainage sub-watershed is located along the Turkey Creek Tributary "F" immediately west of Nieman Rd to West of Flint St and has a long history of flooding adjacent homes, apartments and streets in large storm events. The Northeast Johnson County Watershed Study completed by Johnson County in 2006 identified numerous homes and streets flooding in this area. The existing system is undersized and inadequate and is contributing to the flooding of ten (10) homes and apartment buildings and one street. The proposed project will include removal of two (2) homes, installation of approximately 1,100 LF of concrete lined channel, 4 reinforced concrete boxes under Flint Street and channel transition improvements at channel tie-in points near both Flint Street and Nieman Road.
Cynthia Moeller-Krass, P.E.
VF Anderson Builders LLC
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The design contract for this project was awarded to Olsson Associates at the November 28, 2016 City Council Meeting. A recreational trail was added to the project along the south side of the channel at the February 7, 2017 Council Committee Meeting. The construction project was awarded to VF Anderson Builders LLC on November 27, 2017. Construction started slowly in January 2018 due to cold temperatures, however, VFA is making great progress now. All sanitary relocation work has been completed, segmental block channel walls west of both Flint and Nieman have been started. Concrete box culvert installation at Flint was completed in 3 days and utilities are in the process of reinstalling new lines over the channel. began today and is expected to take up to a week, utility restoration above these boxes in Flint will immediately follow. Construction is currently 22% complete. Flint Street between 60th Street and 60th Terrace is expected to closed through October 2018 depending on the timing of the subsequent Flint Street Improvement project.
Since VF Anderson was awarded both the Nieman Middle and Nieman North drainage projects, temporary transition sections between the two projects were able to be deleted and to save the City on construction costs. The contractor is hoping to beat his contract deadline and be substantially complete by early June, restoration of sod may not occur until September as we do not usually allow sod restoration during the drought period of summer.
If you live in this area and are experiencing traffic blockages or utility outages, please call the city and we will try to get these resolved as quickly as possible.