The City of Playford is planning on making a Virginia flooding spot a thing of the past, with the Old Port Wakefield Road to be upgraded as part of the 2017/18 Annual Business Plan.
Local residents would be well aware of the stormwater that ponds in the section of Old Port Wakefield Road just north of the Virginia sporting facility.
The City of Playford has budgeted to provide a stormwater solution for the area that will also deliver a small portion of a regional drainage upgrade.
Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said the projected infrastructure upgrade would address the ponding issue that has frustrated locals for many years.
“This concept provides a solution to address the ponding of water in a location that would be very familiar to Virginia residents,” Mayor Docherty said.
“The project also provides a portion of the regional drainage project through Virginia – which, as we all know, following last spring’s flooding, is a very important long-term project.” The drainage upgrade will:• Prevent ponding on Old Port Wakefield Road (up to a one-in-five-year flood event);
• Provide gravity drainage via a swale adjacent to the road;
• Hold flood water within the Virginia Recreation Grounds;
• Upgrade drainage to Park Road.