After Mother Nature has hit those in Whitesboro the hardest over the last few years with flooding, it looks like relief may be on the way.

WKTV reports that a flood plain restoration project designed to relieve flooding in the Village of Whitesboro is currently underway.

Construction equipment is moving roughly 78 hundred truckloads of earth along the Sauquoit Creek. A total of 12 retaining ponds called benches will be built to slow the flow of water, allowing for proper drainage.

So far a temporary bridge has been built to access Commercial Drive, keeping construction vehicles from having to drive through residential neighborhoods. This construction is a just the first step in helping people.

A Landscaping Design Workshop to discuss replanting options for trees will take place at Dunham Manor Park on Thursday April 18th at 5:30pm. The public is invited to contribute feedback.

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