-- UPDATE --
August 1, 2022

Construction of Phase BU-1C for the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project has been progressing towards completion over the summer in Burlington. Levee, earthwork activities, and utilities were completed prior to construction halt for winter. Construction activities this season have included seeding, landscaping, and restoration items. One of the finishing items was a bathroom build out at the splash pad locations, it was completed, and the splash pad was re-opened on July 1st, 2022. Asphalt pavement throughout the site has been completed, which includes the shared use path a top the levee, new parking lot at the Burlington Recreation Facility, and extension of Stemen Drive. Installation of benches along the levee trail, signage, and tree plantings will be the final touches to complete BU-1C. Construction activities for this phase of the project should be fully completed by the end of August.

Phase BU-1C Burlington Currently In Construction


Phase BU-1C City of Burlington

urban flood control

Phase BU-C is a flood risk management system.

Project highlights and community impacts include:

  • Access to facilities will be realigned and will require extended closure of the existing roadway. Please use Valley Ave to access facilities during this time.

  • Relocation and paving of parking lot will require parking on residential streets in the neighborhood.

  • Relocation of batting cages.

  • Relocation of storage shed.

  • All construction areas will be marked by fencing. Please stay clear of construction zones.

  • There will be minimal residential propoerty impacts during this construction season

  • Residents should anticipate significant tree removal to make way for the new levee system. When possible, trees and shrubs will be replaced outside of the vegetation-free zone.

  • Later in the season, we anticipate extended closure of Colton Ave Bridge that will last several weeks. During this closure, the detour to Highway 2 will be put in place and all of the same school and emergency services procedures previously followed during bridge replacement will be reimplemented.

Maps depicting the project are included on this page. The Burlington projects will be constructed in three separate phases with the baseball field area, phase BU-1C active in summer 2021. Construction is scheduled to be substantially complete fall of 2022.


City of Burlington, 60% Design Flyover of the Project

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