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April 25, 2013St. Joseph, MO |  By: Totusek

Whitehead Creek Bypass

Construction in St. Joseph has started on the new Whitehead Creek stormwater bypass project.

The new pipe is located east of 17th Street and Garfield Avenue intersection and extends west under 1-229 to 6th street. The project is expected to prevent a problem that currently exists after nearly every rainfall where Whitehead Creek overflows causing an issue with sewer water. Assistant Director of Public Works and Transportation Andy Clements says the project team was also able to cut design and construction costs by approximately $12 million.

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The City of St. Joseph was awarded a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan and an award of $485,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to help offset the cost of the Whitehead Creek project.