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The Town of Frederick is excited to announce receiving a grant for $700,000 from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Fund (EIAF) to construct improvements to the stormwater drainage system in Downtown Frederick. These improvements will increase the drainage capacity of the downtown system to reduce flooding and ice build-up that currently plagues the area in storm events. The Town will provide a 50% match for the $1.4 million project.To reduce flooding and ice build-up, this project will install approximately 3,000 linear feet of reinforced concrete pipe along 5th Street from Locust to Main. An additional 8 inlets will be installed at the intersections of 5th/Elm, 5th/Oak and 5th/Locust. The project also includes reconstructing and paving the impacted sections of the street and replacement of curb and gutter along 5th Street from Locust to Main. All of the improvements will upgrade the downtown area to meet the Town’s current Stormwater Standards.“We are thrilled to take another step toward making our community more resilient and safe,” said Mayor Tony Carey. “We greatly appreciate DOLA’s consideration and approval of this project that helps us improve such a valuable part of our community.”The project will be bid out in June with construction planned for the fall.