4/5/16 – 12:06 P.M.
The flood mitigation project for the Blanchard River in Ottawa is moving along. Project managers say the Road I9 bridge reconstruction project should be finished this Spring.
There was some concern about the removal of guardrails along the road. While the roadway no longer requires them, the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District board voted to install them anyway for safety precautions. However, it could mean more maintenance for the berm along the newly reconstructed road because the guardrail could force water against the berm.
Plans for a diversion channel are around 60 percent complete. No timeline on the project will be available until all the land for the channel is bought.
An update on the project was given at Tuesday’s conservancy district meeting.Read More →