September 23, 2019

Diamondhead, Miss. Sept. 23, 2019 – The City of Diamondhead began work on the Turnberry Drainage Project.  The goal of this project is to improve the drainage in and around the Glen Eagle neighborhood and cardinal golf course.  Covington Engineers is the firm of record on this project.  They have already analyzed the area and provided recommendations for improvements.


The first part of this project is to cut the weir on the cardinal golf course pond and reframe the golf cart bridge.  This work is now complete, and the golf cart bridge was open this past weekend in time for the Slavic Invitational Golf Tournament held at the Diamondhead Country Club.  The next step is for a contractor to dredge the pond to create the channel for storm water and increase the depth of the pond for increased capacity.


“This project would not be running smoothly without the accommodation of the Diamondhead POA,” said City Manager, Michael Reso.  “We will both be very happy to have the cardinal course reopened soon.”


Improvements to the ditch between Turnberry Drive and Turnberry Way are also underway.  The City will be adding a new, larger culvert underneath the road to increase underground capacity.  This is the area that is currently experiencing the bottleneck during heavy rain events, but the improvements will triple the drainage capacity, keeping water off the road and out of residents’ yards.


The total construction cost for this project is estimated to be about $100,000 and is being funded by the City.