City to tackle drainage concerns with trail project

Converting the former railroad tracks into a walking trail from Sixth Street to Alice Avenue could offer more than health benefits for Scott City residents.

The trail, which is in the initial planning stages, could also be an opportunity to address a couple of other issues which have been on the city council’s table.

During Monday’s meeting, city engineer Darin Neufeld informed the council that addressing drainage issues while planning the trail project would be a win-win for the city.

Mayor Everett Green says that improved drainage, particularly on 9th Street, has become a priority after two storms dumped more than seven inches of rain on the city in a 24 hour period last June. While flooding was common in a number of areas, it resulted in a major problem for Pam’s Portrait Place and residents located near the intersection of 9th and Glenn streets.

 

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