Study on creek repairs near Greenwood Park Mall approved

Periods of heavy rain cause water from Pleasant Run Creek to run over Madison Avenue and County Line Road, and the city of Greenwood is looking for a solution.

The Greenwood Stormwater Board unanimously approved spending $111,000 to hire DLZ, an engineering consulting firm, which will spend the next year studying the creek and creating a proposal to address the flooding.

How much that future project will cost, or how it will be funded, has not been determined yet, Greenwood Stormwater Department Director Chris Jones said. The earliest work would begin is in 2018.

The consultant will also look at ways to keep the area free from garbage and pollution, Jones said.

After brush and foliage was recently cleared from that section of the creek, the extent of the pollution became clear, he said.

The improvements to Pleasant Run Creek would be done 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.

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