Penn American Linear Stormwater Storage Project

What is the scope of the project?

Stormwater drainage in area surrounding the Knox Avenue and American Boulevard intersection generally discharges west to the trunk storm sewer in Penn Avenue, then south to Upper Penn Lake. This area experiences frequent flooding, primarily within rights-of-way, which can impact traffic and in some cases private property.  The focus of the project is to significantly reduce the magnitude, frequency, and duration of flooding in this area.

This map shows the storm sewer modifications to mitigate flood concerns in this area.

How is the project funded?

The majority of project costs will be paid for by the City’s Storm Sewer Utility.  Other funding sources include special assessments to adjacent commercial properties and City of Bloomington Sanitary and Water Utility maintenance funds.

What is the project's schedule?

The project began in August 2018 and is anticipated to be completed by July 2019.


As the project proceeds, you can sign up for email updates and view the project website here: Bloomington Penn American Project.