The Road Reconstruction project on Hastings Place exemplifies the continued partnership between Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse. This project is another example of Onondaga County partnering with the City of Syracuse Department of Public Works through their road reconstruction program for the installation of green infrastructure. This project, within the CSO 073A area, is intended to reduce pollution to Onondaga Creek and Onondaga Lake and is the thirteenth road reconstruction partnership project between the County and City under the Save the Rain program. This is also the County’s first green infrastructure project in CSO 073A, in the Ley Creek Sewershed.
The project uses four underground infiltration trenches between James Street and the end of the street at Sunnycrest Park, to manage the runoff from Hastings Place and portions of Melrose Avenue. The four infiltration trenches are designed to manage runoff from varying areas of Hastings Place and Melrose Avenue to maximize the stormwater capture for the benefit of the environment. High flows from large rain events (more than one inch of rain over the course of a two hour period) will flow into the existing combined sewer system for safety. The streetscape will not look different after the work is complete, as the trenches are completely underground with no visible features at the surface.
This project manages 45,322 square feet of impervious drainage area, equating to approximately 801,000 gallons of stormwater runoff annually, in CSO 073A. Trenches 1-3 were completed in 2017 with trench 4 expected to be completed in early 2018.
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