“Big Dig” in Endicott Aims to Reduce Flash Flooding Risk
Construction crews are digging massive holes in a section of Endicott in an effort to minimize the likelihood of future flooding.
Excavation work is underway in the George W. Johnson Memorial Park on the North Side of the village. Additional digging is occurring adjacent to the Logan Field Little League facility off Watson Boulevard, just north of the Huron Campus.
Mayor John Bertoni said New York state is providing $2 million for the project. Retention ponds are being constructed to divert water runoff that often causes flooding on Franklin Street and other nearby roadways.
Bertoni said some people who have seen the activity in the park near the existing swimming pool have wondered if another pool was being built.
Gorick Construction crews have been busy in the park near the carousel and just south of St. Anthony's Learning Center.
A storm water line is to be rerouted from Cornell Avenue to a line on East Franklin Street. That move should reduce the amount of water entering a nearby intersection which frequent is impassible following sudden heavy rainfall.
Work on the project is expected to be completed by next spring.
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