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Champaign Flooding Project

Monday, 17 February 2014

The city of Champaign may be about to start a $2.1 million project to ease longtime flooding problems in the central part of the city.

The three-phase project would start with the construction of a storm-water detention basin.

If the City Council gives the project approval on Tuesday, then work would begin next month.

The project is part of a push to ease an $80 million backlog of drainage-system projects in town.

A new property owners' fee would pay for the first project.

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