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Richmond Ave – Road Reconstruction

Status: Completed
GI Technology: Bioswale
Project Year: 2013


*TOTAL cost




The Richmond Avenue Road Reconstruction Project exemplifies the continued partnership between the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County through the Save the Rain Program. The City of Syracuse planned to reconstruct Richmond Avenue in 2013 and Onondaga County partnered with the City to construct an underground infiltration trench system at the time of the road reconstruction. This project was constructed by the City’s Contractor under their annual Street Structures contract, providing further cost savings for both the City and the County.

A three and a half foot deep underground infiltration trench spanning the length of Richmond Ave between N. Geddes and Van Rensselaer Streets was constructed in the summer of 2013. The trench is split into two sections, one five feet wide and the other seven feet wide, to utilize as much storage space as possible without disrupting existing underground utilities. Being completely underground, the infiltration trench system provides a very high capture volume without requiring any obtrusive footprint at the surface. This project captures a total of 1,452,000 gallons of stormwater annually, and was completed in 2013.

Download project details below:

Richmond Ave Road Recon Fact Sheet (PDF)
Project Overview (PDF)
Road Reconstruction Project Plans (PDF)
Project Plans (PDF)

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