Ward I Drainage
Current Status (August 9, 2019)
The contractor, Performance Construction, has completed the asphalt binder construction on all streets. On Wednesday 8/14 landscape restoration is expected to begin including site prep and topsoil placement.
City of Batavia brush collection will start next week and the Ward 1 storm sewer project area will be first on the list for pickup. If you live on Bluestem Lane, Chillem Drive, or Larkspur Lane please have all brush ready for pickup by the curb by Monday AM so that restoration areas are clear for the landscaping work.
Concrete curb and gutter that was poured this week is now sufficiently cured and driveways will be open for driveway access once the first layer of paving operations is completed at the end of today, Friday 8/9/2019.
Status May 20, 2019
As of May 17, the contractor, Performance Construction, has completed the majority of water main construction. Next week the contractor will begin connecting to the existing water main at Clover Court and Chillem and then will begin flushing and chlorination the new main. Water services will be installed after the new water main has passed all proper testing. Sanitary sewer main will be installed along the east side of Larkspur Lane north of Clover Court sometime in the next 1 to 2 weeks.
Status May 2, 2019
Beginning on Monday, May 6, the contractor, Performance Construction, will be mobilizing to the area of Larkspur Lane and Giese Road and will begin construction of the new water main. Sawcutting of the pavement will be completed and the contractor will be installing erosion control measures. The contractor will also begin setting up traffic control and the segment of Larkspur Lane between Chillem and Giese will be closed to thru traffic.
AT&T is currently relocating their utilities along Bluestem north of Chillem and should be completed sometime in the next few weeks.
Please be aware that no on-street parking will be allowed in the construction area on Larkspur Lane, south of Chillem to Giese Road. Some equipment and materials will be staged on the street and in the parkway on Larkspur Lane, Clover Court, and Giese Road Construction equipment staged on the street will be barricaded off every night. Residents and motorists are advised to expect delays in the area due to construction activities.
The Engineering Division opened bids for the 2019 Ward 1 Storm Sewer Reconstruction construction project on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The work includes the construction of large diameter storm sewer, precast box culverts, water main replacement, concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk, and restoration among other items. Construction is expected to start in late April depending on the schedule for the relocation of the existing utilities.
On March 12, 2019, the City of Batavia hosted a Neighbor Meeting at City Hall to present the completion of the Final Design portion of the Ward 1 storm sewer reconstruction project and to discuss the second construction phase of the project which is expected to start in April 2019. The overall construction project will be phased and is to take place over a period of four (4) years from 2018 through 2021
The purpose of this project is to analyze the existing storm sewer system and improve the system that is tributary to the upstream box culverts south of Giese Road on Kirk Road. These improvements will aim to provide adequate pipe capacity per today's design standards that will reduce and eliminate water back up while increasing the ability of the water to flow through the storm system.
The City has hired WBK Engineering to complete a study of the area, propose a list of improvements to alleviate the ponding and drainage concerns and make a presentation to the Committee of the Whole with all their findings and recommendations. The presentation was August 23rd, 2016 in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
During the June 2016 rain event the area bounded by Pine Street to the north, Raddant Road to the west, Giese to the south, and Kirk to the east experienced storm water back-up that resulted in water filling numerous streets, yards, and occasional houses. The City would like to determine the cause of these back-ups and will evaluate the current storm sewer system.
WBK will be providing findings of their drainage analysis and suggest proposed improvements during their presentation. The improvements can vary from simply changing out the frame of a storm structure to replacing existing pipes with larger diameter pipes or adding additional parallel pipes to convey additional flow from storm runoff. Once the scope of work is determined the City can better prepare for any disturbance in the streets and residents property to install the storm sewer.
Please see the map (PDF) for limits of the Ward 1 Drainage Study.
This project is funded through the City Council's budget allocated to the Drainage Fund for alleviating drainage issues throughout the city.
If you have any questions about the project please email Timothy Grimm or call 630-454-2756.