Over 1,625,000 cubic yards of dirt was removed during the first phase of Valley storage excavation at Gateway Park and the old river oxbow was restored.
Plans for the second phase include dirt removal from a second area adjacent to Fort Woof and will be used to fill the old waste water treatment plant. This will create additional valley storage to reduce the effects of flooding. This phase is projected to begin late Spring/ early Summer.
While the first phase of dirt removal in the Gateway Park area created a lot of on street traffic impacts, traffic impact from the second phase will primarily be contained within the Gateway Park limits. Once construction begins, the public will notice fencing and flag men within the park.