Petersburg’s Lakemont Neighborhood
Residents of Petersburg’s Lakemont neighborhood have experienced flooding as a result of an inadequate storm sewer system in recent years. This flooding is exacerbated by the increasing frequency of heavy rain events fueled by climate change. The Lakemont Neighborhood Drainage Study (2019) identifies projects intended to reduce flooding in the neighborhood. The City of Petersburg is actively working to reduce flooding by implementing projects in the study with support from the James River Association and Timmons Group. High priority projects identified by residents of the neighborhood include the Culpeper Avenue Storm Sewer Extension, N. Whitehill Drive Drainage Improvements, and Battlefield Flood Remediation and Drainage Improvements.
Culpeper Avenue Storm Sewer Extension – COMPLETE
N. Whitehill Drive Drainage Improvements – IN DESIGN
The N. Whitehill Drive Drainage Improvements project seeks to reduce flooding caused by an undersized and dilapidated storm sewer system in the vicinity of N. Whitehill Drive and Nash Street. This project is being designed by Timmons Group and currently includes the installation of new storm sewer pipes and grassy swales to better manage stormwater. New storm sewer pipes are planned for N. Whitehill Drive and Nash Street. Two grassy swales are planned for the eastern side of Nash Street between N. Whitehill Drive and S. Whitehill Drive.
Battlefield Flood Remediation and Drainage Improvements – PLANNED
If you have any questions about these projects or would like to report flooding in the neighborhood, please contact Justin Doyle, the James River Association’s Director of Community Conservation, by calling (804) 572-4667 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.