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Posted on June 11, 2018 at 3:58 PM by Barbara Petrucci
The City has approved a contract with Swallow Construction Corporation to
complete the next major stormwater improvement project. The City has already completed 9 stormwater projects
throughout the City since 2016 which have helped reduce flooding for 232
homes. This project, along with Phase
II, will help another 121 homes specifically in southwest Elmhurst. This will be the biggest stormwater project
the City has undertaken so far.
This project will consist of the construction of relief storm sewers
along Jackson Street, Prospect Avenue, Parkside Avenue, Bryan Street, and
Harrison Street that will transmit flood waters to a new 17 acre-foot detention
basin to be constructed on the City owned property located south of Messiah
Lutheran along Butterfield Road. The
detention basin will be 25 feet deep and will utilize a new pump station to slowly
drain the stormwater after the end of the storm event.
This project, in conjunction with Phase II, will provide overland flood
reduction benefits between 0.6-1.2 feet for approximately 121 homes in the
southwest side of Elmhurst. Mainly
houses located along Spring Road (between Butterfield and Jackson) and Jackson
Street (between Spring and Bryan) will be benefitted. 88 of the 121 homes will be protected from
100-year overland structural flooding once this project and the Phase II
project are completed.