City looks at permanent solution to flooding issue with old underground tunnel


Fixing the flooding: The proposed new route for Potts Ditch would require extensive roadwork as it would be underneath several streets. (Brian Davis/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — A decades-old flooding problem in downtown Greenfield is coming closer to being resolved, but it will be at a high price.

An engineering study that focused on ways to reroute Potts Ditch shows cost estimates ranging from $9.3 million to $22.6 million.

City engineer Mike Fruth says he recommends an option estimated at just shy of $10 million, though final costs won’t be determined until the process proceeds further.

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