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New projects underway to help fix flooding trouble spots in Tampa

Posted at 5:37 AM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 05:37:52-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Solutions are on the way to fix several roads that routinely flood across the City of Tampa.

Tampa city leaders are set to get an update Thursday on some of the worst flooding trouble spots for the city and what is being done to fix them.

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Projects in the works include:

Southeast Seminole Heights Drainage Basin
The city says the basin has several spots that routinely flood because of failing and undersized conveyance systems. Now, a massive feasibility study is being conducted on what can be done to fix the problem. The study is nearly 90 percent complete, according to city reports. Construction on fixes to these issues is set to start in 2020.

Howard Flooding Relief:
Inlet installed at the corner of Howard Ave. and Marjory Ave. This area routinely floods due to inadequate drainage. This project should alleviate a lot of flooding, according to city reports.

Ardson Pl. & Palm Dr.
The city is regrading the roadway after that was determined to be the cause of routine flooding.

Swann Ave: Howard to Gomez Flooding Relief
The project will construct a stormwater conveyance system to relieve flooding in this area and around Memorial Hospital.

The City of Tampa is also fixing the city's stormwater pipes by widening them from 12 inches to 48-inch in diameter. This will help fix existing systems that are breaking down.

Dale Mabry Flooding Fix
City leaders are working on a project that will alleviate severe, chronic flooding along Dale Mabry between Henderson and Neptune Street. The existing popes will be connected to the trunkline. This route is part of the evacuation routes for the city and so is critical to public safety.