Beachway Drive & Fern/Park Stormwater Improvements

Project Goals
  • Reduce flooding
  • Improve water quality
  • Provide drainage to areas without stormwater facilities
  • Separate high-level and low-level stormwater systems
Project Description

The Beachway Drive and Fern/Park Stormwater Improvement Project is located in the vicinity of the Beachway Drive and Birch Bay Drive intersection and was identified as a capital project in the Central North Subwatershed Master Plan.  A new stormwater system was installed along Park Lane, Fern Street and Beachway Drive to carry flows from higher elevation land above the beach to a new stormwater outfall on the beach.  A new low-level stormwater system was installed to carry flows from low areas around Birch Bay Drive to a separate, smaller outfall.  Separating high- and low-level flows protects lower elevation properties from upland runoff. 

Project components include: new high-level conveyance system from Park Lane and Fern Street down Beachway Drive to the beach, a new low-level system along Birch Bay Drive, a cartridge treatment vault at the corner of Fern Street and Beachway Drive to remove pollutants, improved drainage at the lower end of Maple Street, and removing a derelict concrete boat ramp on the beach.

Installing new pipe on the beach.
Installing a new HDPE outfall pipe on the beach.

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Beachway project area map