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May 2, 2016 Update

Posted on May 2, 2016 at 8:57 AM by Mitch Beaumont

• Work resumed on channel reconstruction activities on March 14 as a result of early warm weather. Two of the revised completion dates have yet to be met and the terms of the contract for delay are being implemented.

• The favorable weather continued until the middle of April but progress was not as favorable. Significant rains over the last two weeks have delayed recent construction activity.

• The rough grading of the channel between 72nd Street and 73rd Avenue is complete and finish grading is nearly complete in this section. The repair of a grade control structure just west of 72nd Street is in progress at this time. Recent work completed in this section included placement of stone armoring. Remaining work includes finish grading, plantings and seeding.

• The installation of storm sewer filters in 73rd Avenue was completed which is the reason that 73rd Avenue was closed for a few weeks to allow the required pavement removal and replacement for installation of the filters.

• Rough grading in the section west of 73rd Avenue is generally complete from Champion Park to the east except where wetlands areas at storm sewer outlets need to be constructed. The area from Champion Park to Edgewood Boulevard has made some progress but still needs significant reshaping and finish grading.

• Placement of stone armoring and grade control structures will also take place throughout the channel between 73rd Avenue and Edgewood Boulevard.

• The City has prepared a Commemorative Tree Program which provides an opportunity for citizens to purchase and have a tree planted in a City Park to honor loved ones or recognize organizations. A policy document was recommended for approval by the Park and Recreation Advisory Committee in January and will next be considered for approval and implementation by the City Council.

• The City has entered a joint agreement with the City of Papillion to conduct storm water public education and outreach in 2016. Another Bio Blitz will be held in the fall of 2016 at the new Prairie Queen Dam Site. An informational display on behalf of both cities was part of the Nebraska Science Festival on April 19 at the Kaneko and on April 23 at the Durham Museum. Displays are planned at the Salute to Summer Festival and at La Vista Public Works Day on June 11. Displays will also be at events in Papillion during the spring and summer. Please plan to attend.

• Public education materials on storm water management for the two communities bear the following logo. Look for information booths are various community events throughout this year.

A few photos of the current construction status:
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More information on the Thompson Creek Watershed Restoration project can be found at