Residents know all too well how hard it has been to navigate through Stratford Center since the flood mitigation project began last Fall.
Well, there's some good news, as construction work on King Street, Main Street, and Linden Avenue to curb flooding in the area is on track for completion by the end of Spring.
The project in Stratford Center has been on-going since last Fall, and when it is completed it will fulfill the goal to better serve both the merchants and residents who work or travel through the area.
The construction project was designed to replace a pipe carrying Tanners Brook from King Street to Main Street. The intent is to increase the capacity of the culvert carrying Tanners Brook, thereby reducing flooding at the King Street underpass.
Besides the benefit of reducing the occurrences of flooding at King Street, the frequency of floodwaters overflowing to Main Street will also be reduced, thereby decreasing the severity of surface flooding at the Main Street underpass.
In the coming weeks and months, final restoration of curbs and sidewalks will also be completed.
Upon completion in the spring, new pavement will be placed curb-to-curb under the railroad underpasses and on Linden Avenue from King to Main Street.