Jackson Avenue Drainage Project
LOCATION: Morristown, Tennessee
- Lee Gentry
- Steve Drummer
- Railroad Permitting
- SWMM Modeling
This was a project to stabilize a heavily eroded drainageway located parallel to and between a Norfolk Southern Railroad main track and a sanitary sewer line. The drainageway had eroded to the point that the sewer line was undercut and collapsed into the drainageway. The watershed contributing runoff to this drainageway is highly urbanized with inadequate existing drainage infrastructure.
The design consisted of the installation of 310 feet of 36-inch concrete pipe to convey the design storm. A rip-rap swale was constructed above the pipr to convey larger storms and to stabilize the slopes adjacent to the railroad and the sewer line. The project also included 340 feet of sewer line to replace the damaged sections. The construction had to be accomplished without interrupting rail traffic of the heavily traveled rail line.Back to Projects