Current Status (January 2018)Outfall improvements were completed in November 2017. Currently final Engineering is being completed for all remaining phases. It is anticipated a minimum of 3 construction seasons will be needed to complete the separation of this area. WBK Engineering is finalizing the engineering plans and specifications in preparation for bidding the first phase of construction in February 2018. The limits of construction of Phase I have tentatively been determined, starting where Phase I left off in the cemetery, continuing through the cemetery across Rt. 31, Morton Street to Jefferson and the Blaine Street alley. The limits of Phase I will be further clarified and possibly extend further after the project has been bid and a contractor has been selected. The City is planning on holding a Neighborhood Meeting at City Hall in early March to present the project, type of work, location of work, impact, length of construction, etc. and hopefully address any questions or concerns that residents may have. Invitation letters will be sent out to those residents directly impacted by the work for Phase I once a meeting date has been set. In addition, the meeting date and location will be posted to the website.
Status (October 2017)
The outfall improvements were bid in September and the contractor will start work mid-late October. The outfall sewer (48") starts in the Fox River and up to City owned property where it will tie into existing sewer (27"). The work should be finished by Mid-November. The next phase will start where this project left off and continue west. The amount of work to be completed during any given phase will be dependent on available funding .
Status (February 2017)
The City has hired WBK Engineering to complete final engineering for this area. Construction will be phased and a portion of the project may begin in summer / fall 2017. The consultant , WBK, will have survey crews in the vicinity collecting data necessary to complete the plans starting the 2nd week of February. They may be in your yard locating utility structures and / or your house foundation elevation. This information is vital to their design. Any questions can be addressed to Andrea Podraza.
The purpose of this project is to start analyzing the combined sanitary and storm sewer system and start separating the storm sewer out. The area numbers are a reference to the Trotter Study that was completed in 2008 for separating the combines system. 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 hired Rempe-Sharpe to complete a Phase I preliminary engineering study of the area and propose a list of improvements to alleviate the ponding and drainage concerns for Area 3.
Area 3 Final Presentation
Area 3 Final Report
During the June 2015 rain event the area bound by Union Street to the north, the old railroad tracks to the west, Garfield to the south and Rt. 31 for area 3 experienced storm water back-up that resulted in water filling numerous streets, yards, and occasional houses. Since this area is combined with both storm and sanitary sewage the back-ups came up through floor drains and were deemed sanitary back-ups. The City would like to alleviate these back-ups and design a storm sewer system able to handle at least the 10-year event as a standalone system, which is current design practices for new development. As the storm sewer is separated from the combined system, the combined sewer will eventually become just a sanitary sewer.
Only final engineering have been completed for Area 3 storm outfall. All construction will be staged and take place from the Quarry parking lot, no residents should be impacted. Work starts at the Fox River and ends on City property. As final engineering plans are finalized and phased, more specific details will become available.
Please see the City’s Capital Improvement Map for limits Area 3 Drainage Study.
This project is funded through the City Council’s budget allocated to alleviating drainage issues throughout the city.
If you have any questions about the project please email Andrea Podraza or call 630-454-2757.