Little Country Estates Drainage Improvements Project
Current Status: As a way to continue dialoguing with the community, the Town of Davie along with its consultant held a community meeting on April 20, 2023, at Robbins Lodge to discuss the project timeline, details, and scope of the project. The project is anticipated to begin in May 2023 and be completed in October 2024.
The presentation made at the April 20, 2023, community meeting as well as the Phased Plans are now available for viewing:
- April 20, 2023, Community Meeting Presentation
- West of Hiatus Road Phase I Plans
- West of Hiatus Road Phase II Plans
- West of Hiatus Road Phase III Plans
The Town of Davie continues to make commitments to improve and make stormwater improvements throughout the community. As such, the Town of Davie has allocated approximately $6 million dollars (American Rescue Plan and State Appropriation) to complete the drainage improvements for the Little Country Estates neighborhood.
The community is located west of Hiatus Road, east of SW 118th Avenue/N-20 canal, south of SW 14th Place, and north of SW 22nd Court. For many years, this area has experienced significant flooding from rain events. The roadway swales are not well defined and are not continuous, therefore the rainfall-runoff accumulates in the low areas of the road. In addition to the roadway's low elevations, the roadway grading (longitudinal and cross slopes) is not well defined, contributing to the flooding issues. This project will work to address the inefficiencies of the existing drainage system.
The project will consist of the construction of a new stormwater collection system to improve the recurring flooding issues within the project area. The storm drainage facilities include the installation of catch basins, manholes, pipes, skimmers, check valves, flapgates, upsize existing pipes to increase the system capacity and reduce flooding, install flap gates to prevent backflow from the canals and regrade roadway swales. In addition, it will include driveway restoration, milling, and resurfacing, pavement restoration, etc.
Update: April 21, 2023