Missouri Creek / Rolling Hills

Proposed Drainage Improvements. Click on images to enlarge

What is the Project?

The Missouri Creek drainage area is generally 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 (Ward 3). The basin extends north to the point that Missouri Creek enters Mud Creek, just north of Brookhaven Drive. Proposed improvements to the drainage area include addition of storm inlets and piping to alleviate street flooding throughout the basin, but especially along Stanton Avenue and Rolling Hills Drive, and improvements to the creek itself to provide more flow capacity and reduce property damage along the creek.

Early public meetings identified four areas of greatest concern (see map below):

  • Stanton Drive
  • Missouri Creek downstream of Rolling Hills
  • Localized flooding between Century and Woodbrook
  • Localized flooding in the area of Locksley and Briarcliff

Why is it Important?

To alleviate street flooding, property damage, and flooding in structures throughout the drainage basin. During large rain events, a great deal of water flows down Stanton Avenue to Oakcliff Street putting many homes in danger of flooding. Several homes on the downstream side of Rolling Hills currently flood.

What is the Status?

Design contract was approved with Garver Engineers on September 17, 2019 with conceptual design starting shortly thereafter. A public input session was held on November 18, 2019 to seek feedback on the conceptual drainage design. 30% Design plans were completed on February 28, 2020 and review comments were provided to Garver by the City. 

How is it Funded?

Funding for the project comes from the Bond Issue approved by voters in April 2019.  This work may need to be done in phases due to budget constrictions. 

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Public Comment

Have questions or comments?  Contact Alan Pugh, Staff Engineer. 

(479) 575-8208

Public Input Session

Thursday, August 6, 2020
5 to 7 p.m.
Rolling Hills Baptist Church (1400 E. Rolling Hills Dr.). 

Attendees may view preliminary plans for drainage improvements, and City staff will be on hand to answer questions and take input.  

COVID-19 precautions will be in place for the health and safety of all attendees. Stations will be arranged to allow for social distancing and will be set up both indoors and outdoors, weather permitting. Everyone who attends will be required to wear a mask or other face covering [DL1] and maintain social distancing at all times. No more than 10 members of the public will be allowed inside the building at one time, and only one member per household should enter the facility at a time. Hand sanitizer will be available and high-touch surfaces such as tables, chairs and doors, will be cleaned periodically throughout the event.

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Missouri Creek Overall Map-01