Central Area (Bethune Street) Flood Reduction Project

The Central Area (Bethune Street) Flood Reduction project was one of the top priorities that came out of the Flood Reduction Master Plan process after the flood in July 2004 that caused significant damage valued at more than $100 million, with substantial flooding in the central area (downtown).

The project will create new storm and sanitary infrastructure, increased capacity, and enhanced storm water diversion to help protect the community’s central area from the effects of significant flood events. The streetscape, designed for local traffic, includes a corridor ideal for cyclists and pedestrians.