Study and Design for Drainage Improvements

Study and Design for Drainage Improvements for Cunningham and Furnace Brooks

The Massachusetts Highway Department (MassHighway) selected Weston & Sampson to provide drainage improvements to Cunningham and Furnace Brooks in Milton and Quincy, Massachusetts. The project involves a comprehensive study of the entire area and the design of new drainage culverts/pipes, which will provide additional capacity to the existing culvert/pipe system in the Cunningham and Furnace brooks.

We prepared a computer model using SWMM-EXTRAN. The input of terrain features, such as slope, soils, land use, drainage area, and stream length, were used to run the model. The model simulated stormwater runoff quantities that were used for design purposes. The simulated flows determined the capacity and size of the required improvements.

Weston & Sampson conducted the preliminary and final design of culverts/pipes, diversion structures, channel dredging, and relocation of the utilities impacted by the installation of the new culverts/pipes.

We designed improvements along the existing drainage corridor starting at the headwall located in Cunningham Park in Milton and terminating on Furnace Brook Parkway in Quincy, including dredging and widening a portion of the existing open channel of Furnace Brook.


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