The City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) contacted the Rocky Ripple Town Council late this afternoon to inform us about the attached press release that was distributed this evening. It states that the DPW has decided, based upon the feasibility study completed, that the Canal Westbank Alignment project will not be pursued. Instead the City will be proceeding with the east side of the canal floodwall along Westfield Blvd.
The Westbank Alignment project could have affected Rocky Ripple homes along the canal, had it been accepted. City officials stated that we were the first area notified because we would be most affected by this. They pledged to work with us on what will happen now, based on this decision. They added that they understand the unique position of Rocky Ripple and will work with us to address our outstanding levee/flood protection concerns. Further info will be shared as we receive it.