After the rain storms of last December shut down several roads in Menifee, the City has a plan to reduce flooding along Bradley Rd, where it crosses Salt Creek.
Don Allison, the city's chief Engineer, is working on a project to replace the two pipes under Bradley Rd with a block culvert that will allow more water to flow under the road.
The project will cost between $300,000 to $400,000 and is expected begin construction in summer of 2012, though could possibly start earlier. It all depends on how early the city can get the Army Corps of Engineers to come out and get the job done.
The culvert will look much like the one under Murrieta Rd at Salt Creek. Even though the Murrieta Rd crossing also gets flooded over and shut down, the new culvert under Bradley Rd is still a big improvement. As it is now, the two small pipes become quickly overwhelmed during a storm and clogged from debris.
The new culvert will measure 30 inches high and eight feet wide, and won't raise the road elevation.
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