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Posted on December 7, 2016 at 9:18 AM by Barbara Petrucci
City of Elmhurst Completes Walnut/Myrtle/Evergreen Stormwater Improvement Project
The final section of 72-inch storm sewer pipe has been installed into the Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility and the area has been restored, signaling the completion of the City of Elmhurst Walnut/Myrtle/Evergreen Stormwater Improvement Project. This $5,000,000 project provides flood protection to 76 homes located north of First Street, east of the Elmhurst Quarry. These homes experienced flooding from the rainstorms in 2010 and 2013. This project was the first of seven projects to be started in 2016 by the City, to provide structural flooding relief to residents.
This project involved the construction of 4,000 lineal feet of large diameter storm sewer down First Street, Myrtle Avenue, Second Street and Evergreen Avenue up to Third Street. Approximately 20 acre- feet of floodwaters will be diverted into the Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility, which is owned and operated by DuPage County.
“We are thankful to the County Board and County Stormwater Management staff for working with the City to provide this much needed outfall for the stormwater”, stated Mayor Steven Morley. “Without this assistance, this project would not have moved forward as quickly as it did to provide relief to our residents.”
Posted on October 20, 2016 at 9:18 AM by Barbara Petrucci
Posted on September 29, 2016 at 12:20 PM by Kassondra Schref
Scheduled Rock Blasting was performed at the Elmhurst Quarry on Friday, September 16th at 4:25 p.m. Ludwig Explosives, a contractor who has been hired by the City of Elmhurst, performed the scheduled rock blasting in conjunction with the Walnut/Myrtle/Evergreen Stormwater Improvement Project. The contractor sounded a series of horns in the minutes leading up to the actual blast. The blast itself lasted only a few seconds, but these sounds may have been noticed by anyone who was close to the area.
Below is a link to the drone video that was taken by DuPage County staff during the blast.
Currently Hi-Tech Rockfall Construction, Inc. is performing scheduled post-blast rock scaling and installation of rock dowels. This work will take 1-2 weeks to complete. The installation of the final 60 FT ( /-) section of 72” storm sewer will take place within the coming weeks. After the last segment of storm sewer is installed the piping will be 100% complete from the Quarry all the way to Third and Evergreen at the upstream end of the project.