Lower Afton Road Drainageway Improvements

An erosion and flood control project along Lower Afton Road.

The drainageway along Upper Afton Road in St. Paul and Maplewood was identified as requiring attention in the District’s 1986 plan. The project involved replacing an old outlet structure at an upstream pond and stabilizing erosion along the drainage channel next to Upper Afton Road.

The channel and drop structures were originally constructed in the1950’s, but flows had bypassed the concrete drop structures causing severe channel erosion. The project restored the integrity of the drop structures and repaired the erosion sites. A downstream concrete flume was still functional and was repaired where needed.