Kidd Springs Park improvements on the horizon

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Those obtrusive fences at Kidd Springs Park will be around for about another two years or so, but at least there is a plan to deal with serious problems at the park.

A plan to abate shoreline erosion, modify the dam and spillway and repair a drainage culvert is coming down the pike. It’s that damaged culvert that has caused sinkholes and required the fencing to be erected for safety more than a year ago.

The Park Board is expected this week to award a $145,000 contract to Halff Associates to plan the projects. According to this schedule from City Councilman Scott Griggs, construction could begin in January 2016, and the projects could be completed by the following September.

Here is a map of the projects, which also include removing the pipe pictured above, finding the source of water seepage and possibly uncapping the park’s spring.

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