Workers are nearing completion on the rough grading at the Boone Street Detention Basin downtown. Ron Campbell/Johnson City Press
Johnson City’s Public Works Department employees Monday utilized a heavy-duty pump to pull water collected from Saturday’s heavy rains and route it into the city’s stormwater system.
Workers are nearing completion on the rough grading at the Boone Street Detention Basin downtown. The basin is being constructed to hold water that overflows King Creek during heavy rain events.
When grading is complete, workers will begin a slight redesign of Boone Street at King Street to reduce the angle and make travel smoother for motorists.
Work also will begin soon on an outlet structure on the corner of King Street that will discharge water into a box culvert.
On-street parking will also be added on King Street between Montgomery and Boone streets. Public Works Director Phil Pindzola said the rough grading should be completed in about three weeks.
Workers are expected to then move over to the former Johnson City Furniture Co. site and continue work on that project. Sodding and other work will take place at the detention basin at a later date.