Walnut Street Neighborhood Flood Mitigation Project
WHY IS THE PROJECT NEEDED?
The proposed ecological restoration project includes several measures to address chronic flooding experienced by the residents of Walnut Street and lead the city towards preparing for climate adaptation.
These measures include:
1. Stream restoration actions to reestablish flow patterns and form along with removing accumulated sediment and other obstructions within segments of Sucker Brook and an unnamed tributary.
2. Restoring and creating flood storage within the limits of an existing pedestrian causeway with the removal of fill placed in former wetlands, installing an elevated boardwalk to provide safe passage, and restoring habitat and stream connectivity with the removal of fill and chain link fence along the causeway.
3. Construction of a stormwater treatment system for untreated stormwater entering the wetland adjacent to the proposed boardwalk.
Combined these measures are intended to alleviate the current flooding concerns through nature-based solutions, reduce conditions conducive to mosquito breeding, and provide safe conditions for the passage of residents and students along this heavily traveled pedestrian corridor.
Questions, comments, or to provide feedback
Email Engineering@FraminghamMa.gov or call 508-532-6025.