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USACE project 2011 Red Run

News From the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner
Army Corps Project Slated
To Improve Red Run Drain
March 8, 2011
For Additional Information contact:
Gary Nigro at 248-858-5243

Recently, work has begun on a United States Army Corps of Engineers
(USACE) project to repair a section of drain pipe in Madison Heights under John
R Road between 12 Mile and 13 Mile. This work will eliminate an illicit connection
to the Red Run Drain. The $2.1 million project is expected to continue to July.
Through the efforts of Congressman Sander Levin, most of the funding
comes from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, the so-called
“stimulus” funding. Some 75 percent of the project will be paid with federal funds
with the remaining 25 percent from Oakland County communities that are served
by the Red Run Drain.
The rehabilitation work needed within the Red Run Drainage District was
first identified in a 2006 report. Work was delayed, however, because funds
weren’t available for the project. Also included in the project are stream bank
repairs and improvement to existing storm water outfalls along the Red Run
Drain in the Cities of Warren and Sterling Heights.
Although some lane closures are expected on John R during the project,
all businesses will remain open.

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