By Philip Haldiman | Peoria Independent
A flood-prone area of Peoria will be moving into a second phase of infrastructure improvements that are expected to remedy future damage.
The Peoria City Council approved a $1.2 million contract with Markham Contracting Feb. 4 to complete the project area bounded by Hatfield Road on the north, Pinnacle Peak Road on the south, 67th Avenue on the east and New River on the west.
Development and Engineering Director Adina Lund said this area is heavily impacted by historic flows from the north at Hatfield Road and from the east at 67th Avenue near Mariposa Grande. Offsite flows have caused significant drainage issues resulting in moderate to severe damage to many of the properties in the area and created hazardous conditions for residents and motorists. The near term drainage improvements were divided into two phases.