The Indianapolis Department of Public Works has distributed the Request for Information (RFI) for interested Engineering companies to respond with their ideas for construction of the floodwall for the White River-Rocky Ripple Flood Control Improvement District Flood Risk Reduction Project. See attached copy for details:
Interested Rocky Ripple residents are sought to be a part of a new Rocky Ripple Town Council advisory committee for the Rocky Ripple floodwall project.
The mission of the Floodwall Advisory Committee will be to gather information from residents about what will make a positive or negative impact in regards to the established levee floodwall project and provide feedback for decision making to the Rocky Ripple Town Council.
The committee will provide advice, insight and guidance on floodwall issues to aid the town’s programs for the proposed floodwall and related initiatives. The committee will work with residents living along the wall where it is located on personal and public (Rocky Ripple) property to make the project as palatable as possible. The charge also includes representation of the wants, thoughts and desires of residents living inside the town’s boundaries but not along the river; as well as the residents in the nine homes that have been left out of the project where riverbank stabilization is to also be a part of the project.
To review the full charter for this committee, click here: Rocky Ripple Floodwall Advisory Committee Charter.
If you have questions about and/or are interested in being part of this committee, click here to contact a Rocky Ripple town councilor.
Mike Massonne, DPW Project Leader, will attend the next Rocky Ripple Town Board meeting on Tuesday 10-Sep-2019 to provide status updates on and answer questions about the Westfield floodwall and Rocky Ripple floodwall projects. (7:30 pm, Rocky Ripple Town Hall)
21-Aug-2019: DPW contractors will be testing the flood panels on both 52nd and 53rd street crossing the canal bridges today between 10am and 3pm. During this timeframe one lane will be closed on the roadway with necessary signs and flaggers in place. Only one bridge crossing will be effected at a time and the work will be completed in a few hours.
The Indianapolis City County Council Public Works Committee voted to recommend approval of the declaratory resolution designating the establishment of the White River-Rocky Ripple Flood Control Improvement District on 18-Apr-2019. The recommendation now goes before the entire City County Council for final adoption on Monday 13-May-2019. The last public hearing on the matter and final vote on the confirmatory resolution will occur at the Metropolitan Development Commission meeting on Wed., 15-May-2019 at 1 pm in the public assembly room of the City County building. The full proposal (#192) can be found at the following location:
Any questions regarding flood protection can be directed to your Rocky Ripple Town Councilors at TownCouncil@RockyRipple.com.
A copy of the latest flood protection communication dated 18-Mar-2019 sent by the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) to Rocky Ripple property owners affected by the proposed Flood Control Improvement District can be found here: