Feasibility & Design Concepts: Flood Mitigation North of Dunn's Marsh (Crescent Rd Stormwater Study)

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Background Information:

The area north of Dunn’s Marsh has experienced several flooding issues over the last decade. Concerns have included flooding of Crescent Road generally between Equity Lane and Red Arrow Trail, blowouts of Renaissance Pond, and flooding of several structures off of Crescent Road.

The purpose of this study is to determine options to reduce flooding of streets, reduce first floor flooding of structures adjacent to the road, and reduce the frequency of blowouts of Renaissance Pond. Other concerns in this area may be discovered as a result of input during Public Information Meetings.

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Project Description:

The City of Fitchburg is requesting proposals from qualified consultants to perform a comprehensive drainage study to identify and assess the feasibility of various solutions to improve flood concerns north of Dunn’s Marsh, assess permitting feasibility, prepare cost estimates, and conduct public outreach meetings.

An RFP was issued in the Fall of 2021 to solicit engineering firms to provide the above services. A link to the RFP document is provided below:

Flooding Feasiblity Study RFP

Project Status

The City has contracted with AE2S to complete the Seminole Glen Stormwater Study. Common Council approved the contract on August 09, 2022. The study is expected to continue into early 2023. Up to two public meetings will be held to gather public input on the background of the problems identified and the proposed recommendations. 

The consulting team has been provided all currently available data and additional data collection is underway to assist with development of the stormwater models.

Project Staff Contact

Questions on the stormwater study can be directed to:

Ryan Stenjem, P.E., Environmental Engineer at 608-270-4278 or Ryan.Stenjem@fitchburgwi.gov

(Last Updated Sept 28, 2022)