Road To Be Redesigned After Heavy Flooding In Upper Valley

Governor Hassan speaks with officials in areas affected by flash flooding in the Upper Valley in June
Credit Ella Nilson for NHPR

A proposal to redesign a road damaged by flooding in a Lebanon, N.H., neighborhood calls for residents to surrender parts of their front yards.

The city's plan calls for larger culverts and ditches to be installed along Slayton Hill Road. Construction would start next year.

A total of 15 inches of rain fell in the area in June and July. Five inches of rain fell over two days.

The Valley News reports many residents attending a public meeting on the proposal Monday night said they were amenable to giving up some property, if it stopped flooding problems.

City officials plan to meet with residents at their homes, and additional public forums are planned. Officials also are working to obtain some federal funding.