RANDOLPH – The City of Randolph will break ground this week for a flood control project 18 years in the making.
On Friday, November 6, at 11 a.m. the groundbreaking ceremony will take place. It will be located near the RV parking area, west of Sholes Road an east of Nebraska Street. Representatives from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE), the City of Randolph, and the Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District (LENRD) will be speaking at the event. The three entities worked together on this project along with Pierce and Cedar counties.
Flood prevention is one of 12 duties for LENRD. They will widen the Middle Logan Creek, removing most of the city from the flood plain. Numerous homes will no longer be included in the flood plain.
The construction for phase one of the project will be done by Shinn Kellogg of Albia, Iowa for $5.78 million. Phase one includes widening the creek and replacing two bridges.
Phase two of the project includes the continuation of bridge removals and channel widening. The contract for this will most likely be awarded in the summer of 2021, with the project estimated to conclude in the spring of 2024.
For more information, visit www.lenrd.org.