Potts Ditch Storm Sewer

Greenfield, Indiana

Potts Ditch is a partially encapsulated stream located in the heart of Greenfield, and the enclosed infrastructure, constructed over a century ago, was reaching the end of its useful life. Portions of the enclosed ditch were located underneath and adjacent to existing buildings that put these structures at risk. Also, it was undersized and contributed to flooding in the downtown area. The recommended plan included installation of 2,000 lft of new 14-foot-wide by 6-foot-deep box culvert, construction of approximately 2,600 lft of sanitary sewers, abandonment of the existing ditch, and relocation of utilities water mains and storm sewers. Improvements also included new pavement, curb, gutter, sidewalks and drive approaches. The project included topographic survey, subsurface utility engineering, geotechnical investigations as well as coordination with IDNR, IDEM, USACE, INDOT, and utility companies.

Awards
2016 APWA Indiana Public Works Project of the Year

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