LFA Addresses Storm Water in Francesville

LFA Addresses Storm Water in Francesville


LFA was assigned this project by INDOT LaPorte District to develop an Abbreviated Engineers Report examining potential solutions and developing a preferred alternative for chronic drainage issues for developed commercial property along US 421 through Francesville, IN. LFA also worked with INDOT staff for improvements through INDOT’s Hydraulics Section.

9 ft × 6 ft reinforced concrete box culvert replacement structure crossing US 421

Afterwards, this project was assigned to LFA through an INDOT On-Call Project Development Services agreement. LFA staff worked with other direct and indirect project partners to meet INDOT’s immediate scheduling needs for an accelerated project delivery.

West side of 421 in Francesville where a 48-inch storm sewer was installed

The project involved replacing the existing storm pipe with an enlarged 48-inch diameter storm sewer installed along US 421 to address roadway and offsite runoff.  This included new storm sewer manholes, inlets, and roadside grading as part of the remedial efforts toward better storm water management.

Further, an existing 48-inch corrugated metal pipe carrying Ernest Anliker Ditch was replaced to address hydraulic adequacy issues with a 9 ft × 6 ft Reinforced Concrete Box Culvert crossing US 421.  LFA’s project team was responsible for engineering assessment, topographic survey, environmental documentation, geotechnical investigation, utility coordination, plan development, maintenance of traffic, and right-of-way engineering.

This initial assignment was received in March 2019, plans developed in 17 months, finalized in January 2021, and constructed by Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., in the same construction season.


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