TODT HILL — The city plans to study a temporary solution to alleviate flooding on a waterlogged street — with an eye to more permanent fixes.
The Department of Environmental Protection will start a feasbility study to add a new storm drain to Todt Hill Road to help stop the flooding and ponding each time it rains, Councilman Steve Matteo announced.
"Everyone knows how dangerous Todt Hill Road can get when it rains, especially in the winter months," said Matteo in a statement.
"This is not the cure-all solution to this problem, but this offers the possibility of relief while the bigger picture projects work their way through the capital design process."
The street runs through the neighborhood that's the highest natural point on the city which, paired with the area's high water table, causes it to flood after rain, Matteo said.
The flood is particularly bad between Ocean Terrace and Willow Pond and can cause dangerous driving conditions and accidents.
The city has several projects in the works that will help the flooding, including expanding a nearby retention pond, but they're years down the line and Matteo asked for a temporary solution in the meantime.