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Posted on: March 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Public meetings will focus on flooding near Langley AFB

March 2, 2022 – The city will host two public meetings this month to discuss potential measures to deal with flooding on LaSalle Avenue. The meetings will be co-hosted by Langley Air Force base, as the LaSalle Avenue Corridor Resiliency Plan was funded by grants from the Department of Defense to ensure access to the base.

 The plan is the result of a roadway study that was completed in December. It focuses on the anticipated impact of flooding in the area around Langley Air Force Base, and potential safeguards to minimize the effects of that flooding.

 The LaSalle Gate, which handles about one third of the base’s traffic, is considered to be at high risk of flooding as the region anticipates the impact of sea level rise. The proposals include tide gates, flood walls and roadwork that could cost more than $200 million. The proposed projects would also help mitigate flood damage in the city’s Riverdale neighborhood.

 You can read the full study by clicking here, or basic details by clicking here

 The public meetings will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Boo Williams Sportsplex (5 Armistead Pointe Parkway, and at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at the Y.H. Thomas Community Center (1300 Thomas Street). Those in attendance will be able to ask questions and offer input. Comments can also be submitted online by clicking here.

 

 

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