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Flood relief ahead for Baldwin Park residents

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Some flood relief coming to residents who live in the Baldwin Park area.

On Thursday, Baldwin Park drainage project managers held a drop in meeting to answer resident questions and take comments. The project will help drain the Baldwin Park neighborhood that is prone to flood even during light rains.

The flooding problem is around Baldwin Circle. The improvement project will put new pipes along 40th Street from Baldwin Circle to 39th and Live Oak streets. There are a number of trees that will be impacted by the construction. The city plans on doing what they can to save them or replace them. Residents may also experience some delays in that area once the project begins.

"It is construction, there will be some impacts," said Director of Storm Water Management Roger Raines. "We will try to keep it to a minimum. There should be one lane of traffic open on 40th all the time. There will be localized congestion. We will try to get it back as soon as we can.

The project is expected to take nine months and will cost up to $2 million. The bidding process will begin next month.

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