Phase BU-1C for the Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project reached substantial completion in October of 2022. This phase included the construction of earthen levees from Colton Avenue north through the Burlington Recreation Complex. Along with earthen levees, a slurry cutoff wall was installed, as a means of assisting in controlling groundwater seepage beneath the levee. This third phase for the Burlington portion of flood control had a final construction cost of $6.6M.
Levee, earthwork activities, and utilities were completed during the 2021 construction season, with 2022 activities focusing on site restoration, seeding, landscaping and recreational amenities. Final construction items included asphalt pavement throughout the site, a shared use path a top the levee, a new parking lot at the Burlington Recreation Facility, and the extension of Stemen Drive. The installation of benches along the levee trail, signs, and tree plantings were also included in the final restoration process. Project closeout will continue through the winter months.
Phase BU-1C City of Burlington
urban flood control
Phase BU-1C 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