Iowa City officials to vote on flood-mitigation plan for Taft Speedway Levee Project

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 26, 2012 6:30 AM

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City staff has recommended that the Iowa City City Council vote to proceed with a specific plan for the Taft Speedway Levee Project.

City staff has recommended that city officials proceed with Taft Speedway Levee Project Alternate 7.

Alternate 7 involves the construction of an earthen levee, with required appurtenances, around the Idyllwild neighborhood and Parkview Church along Taft Speedway and No Name Road, according to city documents. The project has an estimated cost of $8.1 million.

The proposed flood-mitigation project is one of eight proposals for the area, which ranged from establishing a floodwall to establishing a levee and floodwall system. The proposals ranged in estimated costs from $3 million to $14.3 million, The Daily Iowan previously reported.

The City Council will hold a public discussion on Tuesday during its formal meeting and consider a resolution based on those talks.

— by Kristen East

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