Lakewood Rd. west of Kirk Rd.
Standing water conditions have been observed along Lakewood Road at intersections with Patio Court and Almar Road during minor rainfall events. Driveways along Almar Road are blocked by standing water during minor rainfall events. Photos also indicate standing water on the south side of the intersection of Patio Court and Lakewood Road. A localized ponding area on the north side of Lakewood Road immediately west of the intersection with Kirk Road coincides with what appears to be an isolated low point in the roadway.
GIS data for existing stormwater management features in the vicinity include catch basins, pipes, swales and ditches without a clearly defined drainage system or connection to a point of outfall. Upon review of record from several sources, field observations and survey acquisition we were able to get an understanding how the existing drainage system within the area functions.
The limits of the Village’s responsibility begin with a drainage ditch connecting to the LWDD L-11 Canal, approximately 950’ west of Kirk Road. There are 5 roadway drainage systems with outfall to this ditch before the southern limits near Lakewood Road where there is a 42” drainage culvert tied into the Lakewood Road and Laurette Lane Drainage systems (described below). The Village’s system extends south between 42nd Avenue South and Kenyon Road via a 36” CMP culvert to just north of the US Post office. At this location, the US post office has a direct, uncontrolled, piped discharge the Village’s system which then continues west, through the northern portion of the Home Depot property via a 36” RCP culvert and into a drainage ditch west of 43rd Drive South. Catch basins from 43rd Drive South that tie into this system at this location. The ditch then continues west approximately 660’ to a junction with another Village drainage swale that extends north to Lakewood Road providing conveyance for the commercial buildings at 4400 Charlotte Street, residential properties off of Patio Court and the western limits of Lakewood Road. The ditch continues west 330’ (150’ west of the terminus of Price Street) then extends north to Charlotte Street. Both Charlotte Street and Price Street have connections to this system.
The Lakewood Road drainage system runs east to Kirk Road with direct connections from Beverly Drive, Wisconsin Street and Keyon Road. The Lakewood Road drainage system runs west to 43rd Drive South with catch basins located at the intersection of 43rd and Lakewood. No catch basins were found along 42nd Avenue South in either the GIS data or during field observations of the area.
Please see the existing conditions exhibit depicting the limits of the existing system.
Drainage areas entering this system include some roof runoff from the El Bodegon property, drainage collected along Lakewood Road, Laurette Lane, Beverly Drive, Wisconsin Street, Charlotte Street, Kenyon Road, 42nd Avenue South, 43rd Drive South, Luzon Avenue, Gardenia Avenue, Narcissus Avenue, and the north portion of the post office property on the north side Lake Worth Road.
Existing SFMWD permits which may be impacted by drainage system alterations in this area include:
1) New Light Fellowship Church, Application No. 030627-11, Permit No. 50-06021-P, issued to New Light Fellowship Church
2) Sutton Place Convalescent Center, Application No. X000007965, Permit No. 83-00103-S, issued to Health Care Associates
3) Garlick Funeral Home, Application No. 931213-5, issued to Garlick Funeral Home
4) Albertsons Store #4328, Application No. 001005-3, Permit No. 78-00038-S, issued to Herford Associates Limited Partnership
5) Home Depot – Lake Worth, Permit No. 50-02640-S, issued to Home Depot USA, Inc.
6) Laurette Lane, Application No. 920713-7, Permit No. 50-02976-S, issued to the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners
7) Kenyon Road Improvements, Application No. 890223-15, Permit No. 50-01886-S, issued to the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners
8) Beverly Drive, Application No. X000008253, Permit No. 84-00088-S, issued to Palm Beach County c/o Wantman & Associates, Inc.
9) Kirk Road and Lakewood Road Intersection, Application No. 980521-16, Permit No. 50-04236-P, issued to the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners
The standing water conditions within this area were found along Lakewood Road at the intersections with Almar Road and Patio Court and near the intersection with Kirk Road.
The observed drainage issue is located along the south side of Lakewood Road at the intersection of Patio Court. Patio Court north of Lakewood road is considered a courtesy maintained roadway, meaning that Palm Beach County, as a courtesy, maintains the roadway but does not claim ownership or maintenance responsibilities. Patio Court south of Lakewood Road is a private roadway. Patio Court, north of Lakewood Road has an existing drainage system consisting of swales with catch basin and pipes with an outfall into the LWDD L-11 Canal north of Patio Court. The trunk line for the Patio Court drainage system is located along the west side of the road and varies from 15” near Lakewood Road to 24” near the L-11 Canal. There are 7 catch basins along the west side of the road approximately 220’ feet apart. There are only 3 cross drainage / catch basin along the east side of the road, approximately 650 feet apart. The observed drainage issue is located along the south side of Lakewood Road at the intersection of Patio Court.
Lakewood at Patio Court Recommended Improvements
There are two options for providing positive outfall to alleviate the standing water issues at this location:
1. Install catch basins along the south side of Lakewood Road and connect to the existing drainage system along Lakewood Road towards the west that discharge south into the Village swale as previously described.
2. Install catch basins along the south side of Lakewood Road and connect to the existing drainage system within Patio Court, north of Lakewood Road.
Option 2 is the desired option, as stormwater runoff for Option 1 would have to travel 2,600 feet further than Option 2 as it would have to route south, east, then north before reaching the L-11 Canal. Option 1 is only considered as the actual ownership of the drainage system along Patio Court is not definitive.
For the purposes of this study, Option 2 is presented as it the most effective solution and the costs for both options would be similar for budgetary purposes.
In addition to the added catch basins south of Lakewood Road, we are recommending that the swales along Patio Court are restored and two additional catch basin, with cross drains, are installed along the east side of Patio Court.
The observed drainage issue is located along the south side of Lakewood Road at the intersection of Almar Road. Almar Road has an existing drainage system an existing drainage system consisting of swales with catch basin and pipes with an outfall into the LWDD L-11 Canal to the north. The trunk line for the Almar Road drainage system is a 24” RCP pipe along the east side of the road. The drainage system is only within the northern portion of Almar Road and could be extended south.
Lakewood at Almar Road Recommended Improvements
There is a proposed residential development located south of Lakewood Road at this location,Lakewood Apartments. This drainage issue was presented to the developer and they have included provisions in their construction plans to regrade the swale along the south side of
Lakewood Road to direct runoff into the existing catch basins located at the intersection with 43rd Drive South.
Other Recommended improvements:
There is an area with standing water along the north side of Lakewood Road near Kirk Road.The existing Lakewood Road drainage system should be extended to include the installation of two additional catch basins to collect water on the north side of Lakewood Road, with a culvert beneath the road to connect to an existing structure.
The Price Street Drainage system that ties into the Village ditch is full of sediment and debris.This sediment may have been caused by recent utility improvements along Patio Court that involved open cutting the west side of the roadway. The outfall for this system is a bubble-up structure where sediments become trapped. We recommend removing the sediment within this system and consider reconstructing the outfall into the existing drainage ditch or making improvements to the outfall structure to allow discharge at a lower elevation.
The Village has requested pricing for an option associated with piping the canal from Lakewood Road to Canal Road for approximately 1,200 LF. There are a few concerns that will need to be considered prior to piping the canal, such as mitigating floodplain storage and potential groundwater recharge. These considerations could impact the cost associated with piping this canal, the size of the culvert, if exfiltration is required, etc. As such, the Village should consider further investigation of this option. Without further analysis, and based upon similar piping
projects, this option of piping 1,200 LF of the canal could cost as much as $750,000.
Discharge from these areas will outfall to the LWDD L-11 Canal. Approval by the Lake Worth Drainage District will be required prior to construction. Piping of the Canal would require approvals by South Florida Water Management District, Lake Worth Drainage District and possibly the US Army Corps.
Patio Court Drainage Improvements - $305,000
Lakewood Drainage System Improvements - $245,000
Piping of Canal - $750,000
Total Cost - $1,300,000
Construction Plans and Drainage Improvements