Residents of the Keyser Valley section of Scranton are invited to a community meeting on Wed., Dec. 6, at 6 p.m., at the Keyser Valley Community Center, 103 N. Keyser Ave., Scranton, to learn about planned improvements to stormwater infrastructure in their community.
“This is an additional opportunity beyond our individual meetings and outreach events for Keyser Valley residents to discuss with us and go through our plan to address stormwater issues,” said Mayor Paige G. Cognetti. “Working with our city engineers and the team from Greenman-Pedersen, we’re ready to begin addressing the problems that our residents have experienced for far too long.”
Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI) prepared the September 2021 Keyser Valley Stormwater and Flood Mitigation Study and is actively working on designing those mitigation projects. The 2021 study called for more than $8.6 million in potential stormwater management improvements including, but not limited to, new water conveyance systems and a new pump station on Merrifield Avenue.
Residents can find the 2021 study online at https://scrantonpa.gov/stormwater-management/ by clicking on the button labeled “Keyser Valley Storm-water and Flood Mitigation.”
The Keyser Valley stormwater project is one of many projects that are part of the City’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) spending plan. That plan originally included more than $17 million to address stormwater issues across the City.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA) OF 2021: ARPA is a $1.9 trillion federal economic stimulus bill. The City of Scranton received $68.7 million in ARPA funds to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impacts. The mission of Scranton’s ARPA program is to give people access to resources, rebuild the infrastructure systems that impact their everyday lives, and foster equitable wealth generation that targets the needs of Scranton residents. Scranton City Council approved an original ARPA spending plan in May 2022 and a revised plan in October 2023.
Last modified: December 1, 2023