In the 700 block of Flint Avenue and nearby on Roosevelt Avenue, construction crews began Phase 1 of a project designed to prevent flooding. Through next week, workers will install an outlet pipe to connect the holding pond on Roosevelt with the one on Flint.
During heavy rain, Davis Street often floods. Engineers say the new setup will prevent that because the water will have a place to drain. The Albany Rescue Mission thrift store is only a block away from one of the ponds. Folks there say rain water constantly floods the business.
"It's a big problem and hopefully the work they are doing now will stop some of that flooding problem," said Michael Tyler of the Albany Rescue Mission.
Crews are also installing more storm drain pipes along Roosevelt. Only the 700 block of Flint Avenue will be closed for the next week. Phase Two of the project will include work in the of Oakridge Drive and Gaines Avenue.
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