The City of London has identified the need to improve drainage in the Old North neighbourhood, which will include constructing a new trunk storm sewer on William Street between Huron Street and Grosvenor Street. The storm sewer will be constructed over a number of years, with the first phase being the outlet to Huron Creek. There is an existing outfall to Huron Creek at the north end of William Street, in Huron Street Woods, which needs to be upgraded to be able to handle the flows from the new storm sewer.
Dillon Consulting Limited has been retained to complete a Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for the upgraded outfall. The study will consider:
- Modifications to the existing outfall structure in Huron Street Woods
- Improvements to the existing Huron Creek channel
- Modifications to the Thames Valley Parkway.
Huron Street Woods is a significant woodlot and Huron Creek flows to the Thames River. The proposed improvements are being developed with consideration to the natural features in the area. An Environmental Impact Study will be completed as part of the project.
A public information centre to present the alternatives considered for the study is planned for Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm.