MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Madison City residents faced a deluge on Thursday, and city officials faced the ire of their constituents.
As the floods receded Friday, city officials assured they are working to be proactive in addressing flood-prone areas.
City Council recently approved a plan to improve Mose Chapel Road, addressing drainage issues and widening the street.
At County Line Road and Arbor Trace, city engineer Gary Chynoweth says the city has plans to eliminate a dam that restricts the flow of water, and frequently causes water to back up onto the road.
Another problem area is on Mill Road, at the Bradford Creek Bridge.
Chynoweth pointed to rotting trees, rocks, and foliage, that are getting trapped under the bridge.
“What we’re planning on doing is replacing it with a single span, very similar to what we have down at Mill Creek, so we can get rid of this center abutment,” explained Chynoweth.
The city has requested $450 thousand in funding from the state, to go ahead with the project.