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.

A water retention system is being installed in George W. Johnson Memorial Park in Endicott. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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.

Storm water retention modules will be installed off Watson Boulevard to try to reduce future flooding problems. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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.

Construction for a storm water management project near the Huron Campus in Endicott. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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