The Sumner Ave. Road Reconstruction project highlights the growing partnership between the City of Syracuse and Onondaga County through the Save the Rain Program. The City of Syracuse had planned to reconstruct Sumner Ave. in the early spring of 2012, and Onondaga County partnered with the City to construct an underground infiltration trench system at the same time of the road reconstruction. Further, the work for this project was completed by the City’s Contractor under their annual Street Structures Contract, providing further cost savings for both the City and the County.
A 6-foot wide underground infiltration trench was installed within Sumner Ave, designed to capture runoff from the entire street from Euclid Ave to Stratford Street. The underground infiltration system is unique in that it is a completely underground system that is not visible above ground. This type of system is used when site conditions are such that above ground systems cannot be constructed. In total, this project captures 315,000 gallons of stormwater annually.
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