That flooding we saw on the DVP Wednesday night?
It can't be prevented.
That's from city officials who say they are looking at options for down the road for when torrential rains hit.
General Manager of the city's Transportation Services department Stephen Buckley says first, they are looking at a flood mitigation strategy. What that means is they are trying to find ways to prevent water build up on the roads. One of the options being tossed around is installing valves to drain water from the roadways for a cool half a billion dollars.
However, Buckley says that may not work all the time.
The city will also begin to look at possibilities of roadwork on lower Bayview and DVP to raise the roadways above the water level of the nearby river. No estimates on how much that would cost but Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly says it would likely require both federal and provincial funding.
Until then, Kelly says city response teams are able to monitor water levels and shutdown roadways when there are problems.