Lake of the Woods to Al Coith Park Drainage Improvements Project

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The city is committed to lessening opportunities for flooding and the improvement of water quality for our lakes. To maintain that commitment, the city's Streets and Stormwater Division will soon begin a stormwater drainage improvement project for Lake of the Woods to Al Coith Park. 

The location for this project is from Orange Avenue to Delaney Avenue to Al Coith Park. Improvements will consist of a new stormwater system, curb inlets, control structure, and will feature an educational baffle box located in the park. 

This project will provide a surface water outfall from Lake of the Woods to Al Coith Park ending in Lake Cherokee. This is a city initiated project, consisting of multi-phased drainage improvements to to better interconnect the Southeast Lakes (Lake of the Woods, Lake Cherokee, Lake Davis, etc.)

The purpose of this project is to reduce flooding and improve water quality for the lakes. Construction will begin on Annie Street from Orange Avenue to Delaney Ave, with additional work to be done on Bradshaw Terrace and Golden Oak Circle.  

New work includes new asphalt pavement, brick replacement, and reconstruction of sidewalks. The new stormwater system will include a see-through nutrient baffle box in Al Coith Park, new water mains, and the replacement of sanitary sewer piping. 

The Lake of the Woods to Al Coith Drainage Improvement Project will include the city's first ever Nutrient Separating Baffle Box (NSBB) with Observation Cover. The NSBB will have a clear cover, providing a view into the inner workings of the NSBB. A new side bank filtration system will be constructed for supplemental water quality treatment of the stormwater entering the park. New aquatic vegetation and Cyprus tress will be planted to also assist with stormwater treatment. With these additions, the city aims to convert Al Coith Park to an environmental learning center. 

The city sewer improvements will replace the existing 15-inch sewer main from Orange Avenue to Delaney Avenue with a 24-inch ductile iron sewer main, including the replacement of all sewer laterals and cleanouts. The Annie Street 24-inch sewer improvements will connect to the city's Orange Avenue sanitary sewer improvement project completed in Summer 2021.

During the project, OUC will use this opportunity to replace several previously identified water mains. 

There is a possibility OUC may need to interrupt potable water services for pressure and chlorination test intermittently. Should this occur, the contractor will notify and coordinate with impacted residents. Should a resident experience longer than anticipated outages, property owners may contact OUC at 407.423.9018.

Project hours are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Should the contractor or OUC experience unforeseen circumstances, work may occur on Saturdays only, between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

There is potential for traffic delays, lane shifts and temporary road closures. There may be times when a property owner’s driveway or entrance will be impacted as the project progresses. The contractor will coordinate with property owners when necessary to help maintain access to the immediate area.

Should an emergency occur, first responders and emergency vehicles will have priority access. The city’s contractor and OUC will coordinate with the city’s Solid Waste Division to maintain it solids waste collection schedule. In the unlikely event a missed collection does occur, a resident may dial 407.246.2314, and the city’s Solid Waste Division will make another attempt. 


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