Greenwood plans study on creek repairs near Greenwood Park Mall

Greenwood is seeking a fix to a problem that causes water from Pleasant Run Creek to run over Madison Avenue and County Line Road during periods of heavy rain.

During periods of heavy rain, Pleasant Run Creek will overflow, and the Greenwood Stormwater Board wants to hire a consultant to find a solution to the issue, Greenwood Stormwater Department Director Chris Jones said.

The improvements to Pleasant Run Creek would be done downstream, between Madison Avenue and Fry Road, where the creek passes between Regal Cinema and Family Video before crossing under Madison Avenue north of Pleasant Run Drive, Jones said.

The board is considering a $111,000 contract with DLZ, an engineering consulting firm, at its February meeting. The contract would include work to study the creek and find ways to resolve the flooding issues.

Construction costs and how the project would be paid for has not been determined, Jones said.

The study and design work would be expected to take most of 2017, with construction beginning in 2018 at the earliest, he said.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2702.