Welcome to the

Green #4 Consolidated Drain Project

After four years of public meetings, design, and construction, the Green #4 Consolidated Drain Project has been completed to alleviate an overburdened and dated storm sewer system protecting nearby homes, businesses, and roads from flooding.

With assistance from Spicer Group, my office oversaw the construction of this project.  The project included construction of 4.0 miles of relief drain that collects and conveys stormwater through low impact infiltration drainage structures called Rain Lawns.  The rain lawns, located between the edge of the road and the sidewalks, are the primary means for stormwater to move from the surface down into the pipes.  Infiltration through the Rain Lawns is integral to the system functioning correctly.  Please see the attached brochures on the project and Rain Lawns (infiltration swales).

Several project major milestones:

June 2, 2014:            Began site clearing and installation of soil erosion and sedimentation control measures

October 27, 2014:    Installation of all the pipe for the project (over 3 miles) was completed.

November 7, 2014:   The first and second layers of asphalt pavement were placed on the West side of the project (Dean St., Auburn Ave., and Richard St.)

November 11, 2014:  The first layer of asphalt was placed on the East side of the project (Phillips Ave., Adelpha Ave., Burton Ave. and Kathy Kourt)

May 13-14, 2015:  The final layer of asphalt was placed on the East side of the project (Phillips Ave., Adelpha Ave., Burton Ave. and Kathy Kourt)

June 30, 2015:  Project Final Completion

Although the project construction is completed, project staff will continue to be available for any questions.  Please do not hesitate to contact us via the “Contact Us” area of the project website.  We appreciate your patience with this project.

Respectfully yours,

Patrick E. Lindemann, Ingham County Drain Commissioner

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