Chatham-Kent Works Public Department staff are completing a number of measures designed to mitigate recent flooding caused by high winds along Erie Shore Drive.
Tim Dick, Director of Drainage, Asset and Waste Management for the municipality, said the work involves directing the water to particular areas along the roadway to enable it to drain more safely and quickly.
More than 100 concrete blocks have been placed along the road to direct water to control points of safe entry leading to the Burke Drain. As well, stone erosion protection on the Burke Drain on the north side of the road was installed to prevent the flows from eroding the top of the slope and to maintain the bank and roadway.
A thickness of asphalt has been milled (ground off) to direct water from the south side of the road in conjunction with the other features mentioned above.
Dick said the work was to be completed Oct. 31.
“Obviously we can’t control the lake level or the wind but this work will help the water that accumulates to drain away,” he said.