Kennedy Drive Pond 5/6

Construction Update:

The City of South Burlington recently awarded the bid for the Kennedy Drive Stormwater Ponds 5 & 6 Improvement Project.

Construction is anticipated to begin on September 23rd. There will be minor traffic impacts along Kennedy Drive associated with a single lane closure in the eastbound direction for approximately two weeks.


There are a series of seven stormwater ponds that manage runoff generated by Kennedy Drive. The City worked with an engineer to design improvements to these ponds, so that they can treat additional runoff.


Pond 5 currently manages a portion of Kennedy Drive impervious area and was originally designed to meet the WQv and overbank protection design standards. However, the existing pond was only designed to treat the additional impervious acreage associated with the Kennedy Drive road expansion and not maximized to treat the maximum drainage area feasible.

Kennedy Drive Pond 5 is known to have a high infiltration capacity due to sandy soils and is therefore capable of treating additional runoff. The City has identified a project that would expand the drainage area flowing to this system, including the runoff that currently goes to Kennedy Drive Pond 6.


This project was identified as part of the Potash Brook Flow Restoration Plan (FRP), prepared by the City of South Burlington, in an effort to reduce flows to the impaired Potash Brook and improve water quality in the Lake Champlain drainage area.


This project was funded by an agreement LC00A00394 awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission in partnership with the Lake Champlain Basin Program. NEIWPCC manages LCBP’s personnel, contract, grant, and budget tasks and provides input on the program’s activities through a partnership with the LCBP Steering Committee.


It is anticipated that construction will start September 23, 2019 and be completed by the end of October 2019.

This page was last updated on 9/19/2019