Missouri Creek at Eton Street / Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer
Fayetteville planners are asking for public input about future drainage improvements in the Rolling Hills area.
A drop-in event is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 at Rolling Hills Baptist Church, located at 1400 E. Rolling Hills Dr.
Those in attendance can take a look at some preliminary plans for a project to address drainage issues along Missouri Creek, which runs through the Rolling Hills neighborhood.
The creek drainage area is roughly bounded by Township Street to the south, Old Wire and Old Missouri Road to the east, and Sherwood Lane and Oaks Manor Drive to the west. The basin extends north to the point that Missouri Creek enters Mud Creek, just north of Brookhaven Drive.
Staff said during large rain events, large amounts of water flow down Stanton Avenue to Oakcliff Street putting many homes in danger of flooding, and several homes on the downstream side of Rolling Hills already experience flood problems.
Proposed improvements include adding storm inlets and piping to alleviate street flooding throughout the basin, installing a potential detention pond along Rolling Hills Drive, and improvements to the creek itself to provide more flow capacity.
City staff will be on hand at the vent to answer questions and listen to suggestions from residents about the project.
COVID-19 precautions will be in place for the health and safety of attendees, according to a news release.
Those attending are required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing at all times. No more than 10 residents will be allowed inside the building, and only one member per household should enter the facility at a time. Viewing stations will be spaced apart to allow for social distancing and will include indoor and outdoor presentation materials. Hand sanitizer will be available and high-touch surfaces such as tables, chairs and doors, will be cleaned periodically throughout the event, the release stated.
Those who cannot attend the event can view concepts and provide input at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/rollinghills after Aug. 6.