Project 8: Areawide Stormwater Improvements Program

Project Statement

The project will repair and upgrade publicly owned storm water drainage systems throughout Athens-Clarke County. The project is intended to address capacity deficiencies, improvements to culverts, drainage channels, storm water detention systems, and other related facilities. Further, this project is intended to fund construction of water quality improvements in known problem areas. Specific projects will be undertaken based on priorities established by the Mayor and Commission, needs identified in the storm water Master Plan, and requirements to meet the federal Non-Point Discharge Elimination System permit requirements. This program will continue an ongoing SPLOST 2000 project.

Project Update

Project 08 included the improvement of stormwater drainage systems on the following streets: Baxter Street near ACC Library, Beechwood Drive, Boulevard area, Cleveland Avenue, Jefferson Circle, Kings Road area,  Lumpkin Street between Baxter Street and Broad Street with improvements at Hull Street, Lumpkin Street area improvements near Milledge Avenue including improvements along Catawba Avenue and Milledge Circle, Lumpkin Street area improvements near Milledge Circle to Carlton Terrace, Parkway Drive and Greenwood Drive area, Sharon Circle, Smokey Road/Smithonia Road intersection area, Ashton Drive and adjacent properties, Knottingham Drive and adjacent properties, Newton Bridge, and Ponderosa Drive.

Key Project Statistics

  • Designer: Clough Harbor and Associates
  • Contractor: Astra Grading & Pipe LLC
  • Project Manager: Derek Doster
  • Sponsor: Transportation and Public Works
  • Original SPLOST Budget: $12,307,685
  • Amended Budget: $13,579,631
  • Grants or other funding: $1,685,130
  • Total Cost: $13,579,631
  • Completion Date: Varies by sub-project
Project 8 Areawide Stormwater Improvement Program