LaSalle council is moving ahead with stormwater improvements in Heritage Estates.

Council approved the $4.7 million project and awarded the job to J & J Lepera Infrastructure Inc. on Tuesday night.

Mayor Marc Bondy says homes in the area have dealt with a large of amount of flooding in recent years.

“Other than digging a big pond, which is a safety issue, they're going to make this big soccer field which is lower than ground level,” says Bondy. “There are tanks in there that are going to hold the water and then it will be released in a timely basis.”

The town received a $1-million grant that will go towards the cost of the project.

Work is set to begin this summer.

It's designed to provide improvements to the Heritage Estates area as well as provide improved stormwater outlet for the proposed Oliver Farms upgrade.

The two neighbourhoods have about 800 homes.

Since 2014, town staff reports about 10 per cent have been flooded at least once including during the majors storms of 2015 and 2016.

A new playground will also be added in Heritage Park.