The City of Milford, in conjunction with the State of Connecticut and the federal government, is beginning a drainage construction project on Naugatuck Avenue to help alleviate flooding problems this section of the road has experienced over the years during heavy rains.

The city, state and federally funded project started today and it is expected to take 305 calendar days to complete, city officials said in a press release issued Monday.

The area where construction will begin is at the intersection of Beaver Brook and Naugatuck Avenue, by the VFW building, and will continue up the center of Naugatuck Avenue to the intersection of Bridgeport Avenue (US Rte 1).

The drainage project will also carry over to Bridgeport Avenue east of the Naugatuck Avenue intersection for approximately 200 feet, according to the city engineering department.

“This project will have road closures and detours throughout the construction period,” according to the press release: The City of Milford website will have a link showing the project limits and a road detour map.

There will be a construction area in Edgemont Park for the storing of materials and equipment, and the site will be restored upon completion of the project, officials said.

For information call the engineering department at 203-783-3261 or email mailbox-Engineering@ci.milford.ct.us.

Click here to read our earlier article about the project