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Brown, Church and Lucas Streets: Storm Drain Improvements
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Flooding at the intersection of Brown and Church Streets in 2009.

Contractors began work November 1 on the initial phase of storm drain improvements in the area of Brown, Church and Lucas Streets. This project – which consists of installing storm drains, sanitary sewer pipe, four sanitary sewer manholes and 16 stormwater structures – will address roadway and private property flooding issues in the area.

The project will require blasting and will result in temporary road closures. This initial phase is expected to be complete in Summer 2017.

The total project cost for this initial phase is approximately $1 million. The Virginia Department of Transportation is contributing funds through a revenue-sharing grant, with a 50 percent match from the Town. The Town's portion will come from the stormwater utility enterprise fund.

The second phase of storm drain improvements will extend the project area toward Cambria Street and Ellett Road. The Town will be requesting funding for that phase in the upcoming budget cycle. A timeline for construction is not yet set.