As part of the Transit Oriented Development Ordinance No. 20050519-008, the Watershed Protection Department identified needed storm water infrastructure improvements on East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (MLK) near the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) Red Line crossing. During heavy rain events, there is potential for this area to become impassable along MLK.
During the original construction of the Red Line, portions of needed storm water infrastructure improvements were constructed but not placed in service in anticipation of a future storm drain improvement project. This project incorporates the previously completed portions with new storm drain sections to complete a portion of the overall planned improvements. Also included in the project is a pedestrian hybrid beacon (crosswalk), new sidewalk, and other miscellaneous improvements.