CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- Clarksville is taking a preemptive strike to shore up its infrastructure after recent flooding.

Officials say many of the underground systems are old and too small for the volume, so the town hosted a public meeting Tuesday night to discuss plans to replace the aging system.

Crews will target the north end of Colgate Park, South Clark Boulevard, Heritage Walking Trail and Newman Avenue.

"The driver behind the project is this infrastructure has been in the ground for 30, 40 years, some of it much longer, and it is basically beyond its lifespan," said Rob Huckaby with Stantec Consulting. "We found a number of structures close to failure. And obviously, the goal is to get in before there's any kind of collapse or issue there."

While designers say they plan to minimize disruptions, they warned to expect short-term road closures. The project is expected to cost between $2 million and $2.5 million and take about nine months.

They hope to break ground by May.

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