PRESS RELEASE: Dortha Avenue reopening to traffic

Beginning Friday, Aug. 19, Dortha Ave between Main St. And Rose St. will be reopened to traffic. The road has been closed to traffic due to Museum Fire post-wildfire flooding but can now be reopened due to the completion of an important flood mitigation project.

The flood mitigation project entailed improvements to the open drainage channel between Cedar Ave and Dortha Ave and reconstruction of the drainage inlet in Dortha to increase capacity. This project is one component of the overall Spruce Wash improvements in response to the Museum Fire post-wildfire flood impacts that the community experienced during the 2021 monsoon season. The City thanks residents in the area for their patience during the construction period.

Please note that residents are advised to keep flood mitigation measures, such as sandbags, in place. While flood mitigation projects such as the Dortha channel improvements are designed to lessen the damage caused by post-wildfire flooding, they do not eliminate the risk of flooding.