Capital Improvement Program

Project: Springfield Drainage Improvements Project No: DR0905 Status: Conceptual/Planning Category: Drainage Improvements
Location: Savannah River to I 516, MLK to Chatham Parkway Start Year: 2005 End Year: TBD
Council District: 1,5 Project Manager: Roger Raines RRaines@Savannahga.Gov
Scope: To make drainage improvements in the Springfield basin
Comments: 7/2/2019 3:06:58 PM:
Negotiations continue with Georgia Ports Authority regarding a requested easement thru GPA property for an alternate outfall for the Springfield system. The alternate outfall will allow upstream improvements to be constructed. Thomas & Hutton is analyzing the entire basin for the future built out condition to ensure lower canal constructed widths are optimized. Canal district development guidelines are being created with recommendations from the basin study by T&H.

3/29/2019 2:22:25 PM:
Meetings and conversations continued with Georgia Ports Authority staff regarding a drainage easement thru GPA property near the Talmadge Bridge to enable a bypass canal to help with drainage in the lower Springfield basin.

12/31/2018 11:51:24 AM:
Consultant Thomas & Hutton is finalizing the modeling update report. Staff met with Georgia Department of Transportation(GDOT) and Georgia Ports Authority (GPA)engineers requesting a canal easement for an alternate canal across Louisville Road and under the Talmadge Bridge. Thomas & Hutton is working on survey and acquisition plats for GPA's board meeting.

10/2/2018 1:45:58 PM:
Council voted to award a change order to Thomas & Hutton for additional modeling for the basin model. A conceptual layout and property acquisition plan was created and shared with Georgia Ports Authority and Georgia Department of Transportation for a supplemental canal that will restore the original alignment of the canal. Construction funding was submitted as part of the SPLOST VII request.

7/9/2018 4:23:19 PM:
Consultant Thomas & Hutton continues to work on the hydraulic modeling of the basin. Another change order has been requested to refine predicted flooding conditions in the upper basin. That change order will be recommended to an August or early September Council Agenda.

4/2/2018 11:52:16 AM:
Additional information to show built out conditions, and to add the new Georgia Ports Authority re-establishment of the original route of the Springfield Canal was requested of the consultant. A change order is being prepared for approval.

4/2/2018 11:52:16 AM:
Additional information to show built out conditions, and to add the new Georgia Ports Authority re-establishment of the original route of the Springfield Canal was requested of the consultant. A change order is being prepared for approval.

12/27/2017 10:05:02 AM:
Consultant Thomas & Hutton delivered a hydraulic model and conceptual update in its report dated December 2017. The hydraulic model was calibrated for flows encountered during Hurricane Matthew. The three flood mitigation projects analyzed for the GEMA HGMP application did not show a favorable cost/benefit ratio by themselves, but are critical for upstream drainage improvements in the North Springfield basin.

11/3/2017 10:30:58 AM:
Consultant Thomas & Hutton is working under a consultant agreement approved by Council to update and claibrate the hydraulic model for flows encountered during Hurricane Matthew, and to address requirements of the GEMA HGMP application for three flood mitigation projects in the lower North Springfield basin.

6/14/2017 1:46:54 PM:
Project funding is presently being leveraged to update hydraulic model, respond to GEMA requests for information in anticipation of a Hazard Mitigation Grant request to fund three canal expansions near the pump station.

3/31/2017 12:08:38 PM:
Anticipated City participation funds in new GA Department Of Transportation project to widen and elevate Ogeechee Road/Hwy US 17

Last Project Update: 7/2/2019 3:07:01 PM
Fund(s): SPLOST IV (2003-08
Project Financial Data Last Updated On: 7/26/2019 3:39:48 PM
Appropriated Budget To Date: Expenditures To Date: Open Purchase Orders: Project Balance:
$1,000,000.00 $376,094.24 $24,428.28 $599,477.48


12/27/2017 10:05:02 AM