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Posted 11/28/2017

Release no. 17-054

Public Affairs Office
601 E 12th Street, KC, Mo.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City District recently awarded a contract worth more than $26.6 million to Radmacher Brothers Excavating of Pleasant Hill, Mo., to decrease flooding near Turkey Creek here in Kansas City.

"We at Radmacher Brothers Excavating look forward to partnering with the Corps of Engineers to help alleviate some of the flooding issues that have been affecting the Southwest Boulevard and 31st Street area. We will do our best to keep the interruptions to the area at a minimum to best serve the public,” said Clint Hayes, Project Manager/Estimator.

The Turkey Creek – Missouri interceptor project will construct a storm water interceptor from the vicinity of 31st and Roanoke crossing near Southwest Boulevard to Turkey Creek. This project will provide storm drainage for the 15-year storm (about 3.6” of rainfall in 3 hours). The bulk of construction will be in Kansas, but the majority of benefit will be in Missouri.

This project was funded by revenue generated from the City of Kansas City General Obligation Bonds totaling more than $7.3 Million in conjunction with nearly $3 Million from the Unified Government and
more than $21.5 Million from the federal cost share.

“The success of the Turkey Creek Flood Control Project is greatly attributed to the strong partnership between the Corps of Engineers, Kansas City Water, the Unified Government and the local stakeholders. Working together has provided the area along Southwest Boulevard in both Kansas and Missouri with flood protection, which has been put to the test in the past few years. The final phase of the project is underway and is slated to be complete in 2020. We will continue to work together to provide the public a successful flood control project,” said Sarah White, project manager from the Unified Government.

The Stormwater Utility Engineering Manager for KC Water, Tom Kimes added that watershed and flooding don't follow state lines or city limits. Kansas City wouldn't have been able to decrease flooding on Southwest Boulevard without the help and cooperation of both the Unified Government and the Corps of Engineers. We look forward to completing the final phase which help reduce flooding near 31st Street and Roanoke and are grateful to our citizens for approving the GO Bonds that made the project possible.

Corps Project Manager, Craig Weltig said referring to the project, “This is good news for the city of Kansas City and the Unified Government as this project will greatly reduce storm water impacts to the Southwest Boulevard and 31st. It’s been great working with the sponsors and building this relationship since the feasibility phase of this project started over 20 years ago.”

Construction should begin by early 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in approximately three years.

The Kansas City District is a team of dedicated professionals with a strong heritage and proven results who, in collaboration with our partners, proudly serve in the Heartland providing leadership, technical excellence, and innovative solutions to the nation's most complex problems.

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