Area 3

Current Status (June 8, 2018)

Morton Street continues to be shut down from Rt. 31 west to Jefferson to thru traffic.  Local Traffic will only be able to access Morton Street from Jefferson.  This closure will be for the duration of the project which is anticipated to be completed on August 10th.  Please follow the detour routes and proceed with caution in the construction zone. 
The week of 5/29, storm sewer began in the cemetery.  The work is progressing to the west and is close to reaching the intersection of Morton Street & Rt. 31.  New storm sewer and water main will need to be installed on Rt 31/Batavia Avenue, requiring lane closures on Rt 31.  It is anticipated that Lane closure will occur on Rt. 31 starting week of June 11, reducing north and south to one lane in each direction.  Residents and motorists are advised to expect delays as they travel through the lane closures on Rt 31/Batavia Avenue. 



Status ( May 29, 2018)

Morton Street continues to be shut down from Rt. 31 west to Jefferson to thru traffic.  Local Traffic will only be able to access Morton Street from Jefferson.  The Blaine Street closure will be put back in place from May 29th until June 1st while the Morton Street closure will be for the duration of the project which is anticipated to be completed on August 10th.  Please follow the detour routes and proceed with caution in the construction zone. 
For the week of 5/29, the remainder of the storm sewer, sanitary sewer and watermain work will wrap up for the time being on Blaine Street and later in the week storm sewer work will begin in the cemetery.  The work in the cemetery will progress to the west, eventually reaching the intersection of Morton Street & Rt. 31.  At that time lane closures will occur on Rt. 31, reducing north and south to one lane in each direction.  

To check updates on the Water Main replacement progress and schedule, please click HERE



Status (May 21, 2018)

Morton Street continues to be shut down from Rt. 31 west to Jefferson Street to through traffic. In addition Blaine Street will be shut down from Rt. 31 west to Jefferson Street. Local Traffic will only be able to access Morton Street and Blaine Street from Jefferson. The Blain Street closure will only be for the week of 5/21 while the Morton Street closure will be for the duration of the project which is anticipated to be completed on August 10th. Please follow the detour routs and proceed with caution in the construction zone.
For the week of 5/21, new watermain installation will occur in the alley between Blaine Street and Walnut Street as well as new storm sewer and sanitary in the same location.


Status (May 16, 2018)

Construction is ongoing.  Watermain has been installed on a majority of the South Side of Morton Street.  Watermain work continues in the alleys between Morton and Blaine and Blaine and Walnut. In addition to the watermain work, there will also be minor storm and sanitary sewer work in the alleys as well in the next week.  With work progressing north, Blaine will be shut down to through traffic, in addition to Morton, from Rt. 31 to Jefferson from Friday, May 18 to Friday, May 25.  Local residents will have to access Blaine from Jefferson and all closures will reopen before Memorial Day Weekend.  If you need to access this area please take caution as you proceed through the construction zone. Material and equipment will be staged throughout the site.  


Status (May 1, 2018)

Construction started today.  Traffic control has been set up restricting traffic from entering Morton Street from Rt. 31.  Local traffic should access Morton Street using Jefferson Street.  This week’s work will include installation of the new watermain and will include removal of curb and a patch on the south side of Morton Street . If you need to access this area please take caution as you proceed through the construction zone. Material and equipment will be staged throughout the site.  

Status (April 2018)

The construction contract was awarded to Copenhaver Construction and a construction engineering contract was awarded to WBK Engineering. Construction is anticipated to start the week of April 30th with mobilization of material, traffic control and detours being set up the week prior. Please take caution as you proceed through the construction zone. Final plans will be posted as soon as they are finalized and available.


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.

Project Purpose 


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 Neighborhood meeting Presentation March 1, 2018

Area 3, Phase I Presentation

Area 3 Final Presentation  

Area 3 Final Report

Project Background


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. 

Construction Impacts

Outfall Final Engineering Plans
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.

2018 Construction Notice Resident Letter

Outfall Final Engineering Docs

Phase I Final Engineering Plans

Project Location

 
Please see the City’s Capital Improvement Map for limits Area 3 Drainage Study. 

Project Funding 


This project is funded through the City Council’s budget allocated to alleviating drainage issues throughout the city.

2018 Budget 

CIP Sheet

Contact Information


If you have any questions about the project please email Andrea Podraza or call  630-454-2757.