Galax 'Bottom' Area Project Succeeds in Keeping Residents Dry

Monday, October 5, 2015

By Shannon Watkins, The Galax Gazette

 Flooding in Galax due to recent rains   Image Source: Galax Gazette

Flooding in Galax due to recent rains 

Image Source: Galax Gazette

The Bottom Area Project, which is currently about 90 percent complete, utilized $1.4 million in Department of Housing and Community Development Grant funds coupled with Virginia Department of Transportation funds to both renovate and replace qualifying homes in the Bottom as well as replace an aging drainage system which could no longer handle the volume of water that collected in the Bottom during periods of heavy rainfall. Recent storms have put the project to the test, and residents were relieved to notice a significant improvement in drainage in the neighborhood. View the full story via the Galax Gazette here