A brief description of the capital
improvement projects are listed below for your information.
Drainage improvements: New concrete pipe will replace the existing deteriorated steel pipe along the west side of Abalone Boulevard, beginning just north of Natchez Street and heading south to Nettleton Canal. The west side line will also extend to Yam Street. The total amount of concrete pipe to be installed is 3,290 feet.
Drainage improvements: New concrete pipe will replace the existing deteriorated steel pipe along the north side of Melville Street from Abney Avenue to Alabaster Avenue. The total amount of concrete pipe to be installed is 1,170 feet.
Ascot Avenue, Marlin Street and Bagdad Avenue
Drainage improvements: New concrete pipe will replace the existing deteriorated steel pipe in the area of Ascot Avenue, Marlin Street and Bagdad Avenue. The total amount of concrete pipe to be installed is 1,800 feet.
Canals 6 and 3
The District must make certain improvements to a drainage basin once it reaches 40% density, as required by the District’s Operating Permit Conditions. A study of two basins within the District is currently underway, and once it is complete, improvements to Canal 6, which is 3.7 miles long, and Canal 3, which is 3 miles long, will be required. These improvements include removing trees from the canal banks, resloping the banks and cleaning the bottom of the canal to restore its original design.
Riser Barrel Replacement
Drainage improvements: Currently, RDD maintains 105 major control structures at 31 locations throughout the District. The pipes at these locations control the flow of storm water throughout the District and a total of 91 pipes in 23 locations will be replaced due to deterioration.
About Ranger Drainage District
The Ranger Drainage District (RDD), created in 1970 under the provisions of Florida Statutes 298, is an independent special district located in the Wedgefield community in east Orange County. RDD, a government agency, has constructed a series of primary canals, secondary canals, swales and water control structures that provide proper storm water drainage for the properties located within the District. All property within the District is subject to the rules adopted by RDD and no property owner is exempt from the District’s authority. RDD is governed by a three-member Board of Supervisors who are elected by the landowners of the District. For more information visit www.rangerdrainagedistrict.com.
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