LMA—The Muddy River Restoration Project in the Park Drive rotary area will move into a new phase of the project this month, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The new stage will mean excavation of sediment in the channel bottom and bank protection of the Upper Fens Pond and “daylighting” the river in the area near the Avenue Louis Pasteur. “Daylighting” means exposing a currently underground section of the river.
This phase of work is expected to take six to eight months.
The project eventually will redesign traffic flow permanently in the area, including removal of the Park Drive “jug-handle” turnaround.
The project is intended to reduce flooding that has plagued the silted-up river and clean up pollution and invasive plant species.
Muddy River project construction updates are available at 1.usa.gov/1au8nZf.