The need for updated flood protection in the city’s near north side, along with the community’s desire for an urban waterfront, have led the project partners to develop an infrastructure that not only makes our city safer, but also provides a unique opportunity for river recreation and development. The infrastructure constructed as a part of the Central City will eliminate the need for our current levee system – resulting in access right up to the waterfront.

The 1.5-mile-long bypass channel and the associated infrastructure is a unique way to provide flood protection for over 2,400 acres of neighborhoods in our community, protecting them from highest level of flooding expected in the area.

Pictured above is the future bypass channel between the Panther Island bridges on Henderson St. and White Settlement.

2019-10-29T09:14:49-06:00 October 29th, 2019|TRVA Blog|