Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 10:45 AM

Public Engagement: Long Pond Flow Control Structure and Flood Mitigation Project

Image of a concrete structure with a walkway over a river in St. John's

The Rennies River watershed has been subjected to major flood events caused by rain and subsequent river flooding. To help reduce downstream flooding impacts, the City is proposing construction of a flow control structure across the outlet of Long Pond.

The proposed structure will be located on the downstream side of the Allandale Road bridge and will allow for pedestrians to cross over the structure via a 3-metre-wide walkway. Additional infrastructure of a cast-in-place wall and two earth berms are also included in the project, to mitigate flood damage to nearby infrastructure.

A public information session is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., to inform residents of this proposed project and address questions or concerns.

To learn more about the project you can:

If you do not have access online, please call 311 or 754-CITY to speak with a member of the project team.
 
Following public engagement, project documents will be submitted to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to start the environmental assessment process. Work on the detailed design, tendering and construction will not start until after the undertaking is released from provincial review. Feedback gathered through engagement will be included in the City's submission to the provincial government.