City looks to solve Central Avenue flooding issue

Columbus city officials are touting a new plan that would fix drainage problems at Rockyford Road and Central Avenue.

But instead of costing more than a million dollars to install storm sewers in the area, an underground a retention solution would cost closer to $40,000 they say.

Mayor Kristen Brown said that the underground storage system will be installed on property owned by Willow Crossing. The 74-foot-long structure will be connected to existing storm drains and is designed to handle water from a 10-year-flood. She said they expect it to have a service life of about 75 years.

Brown says that the area has been plagued by flooding for years and city officials are happy to be able to provide the cost-efficient solution.

Weather permitting, the new drainage structure could be built by the end of December.