College and Wilson Street Drainage Improvements

Current Status (September 21, 2018)

The underground work is completed. For the remainder of this week and going into next week the curbs and sidewalk will be poured and the road will be patched followed by miscellaneous topsoil and seeding.
No on-street parking will be allowed in the construction area and there may be times when the roads will be closed to thru traffic. Construction equipment staged on the street will be barricaded off every night. In addition, some material will be staged in the parkways.



Status (September 14, 2018)

We are nearing the end of the underground work. The contractor is currently working on the most difficult part of the project at the intersection of Cleveland and College, so the progress there is more methodical. After the underground work is completed next week the contractor will then begin patching the curbs and road, starting on Forest. 
No on-street parking will be allowed in the construction area and there may be times when the roads will be closed to thru traffic. Construction equipment staged on the street will be barricaded off every night. In addition, some material will be staged in the parkways.



Status ( September 6, 2018)

We have a rainout today (Thursday 9-6). Copenhaver will be back at it tomorrow weather permitting. They plan on working this Saturday (9-8).


The storm sewer installation is progressing west on Cleveland and the underground work should be wrapping-up by the end of next week weather permitting. After the underground work is completed the contractor will begin patching the curbs and road, starting on Forest.
No on-street parking will be allowed in the construction area and there may be times when the roads will be closed to thru traffic. Construction equipment staged on the street will be barricaded off every night. In addition, some material will be staged in the parkways.



Status ( August 31, 2018)

The work has progressed north on Forest and has turned the corner onto Cleveland. The pavement surface where the work was performed on Forest will temporarily remain gravel until we near the end of the project. The permanent roadway patching will be competed at that time. Copenhaver will not be working this Saturday and won’t be back to this site until Wednesday 9-5. We have instructed them to make sure the site is buttoned-up as much as possible before the long weekend.
No on-street parking will be allowed in the construction area and there may be times when the roads will be closed to thru traffic. Construction equipment staged on the street will be barricaded off every night. In addition, some material will be staged in the parkways.


Status(August 24, 2018)

Copenhaver Construction began installing the storm sewer on Wednesday 8/22 at Forest Ave./Mahoney Creek and is progressing northward. Forest Ave. northbound is closed to thru traffic (local traffic only). Forest Ave. southbound is open but will be closed intermittently during working hours. Avoiding this block of Forest Ave. south of Cleveland Ave. is recommended.
No on-street parking will be allowed in the construction area and there may be times when the roads will be closed to thru traffic. Construction equipment staged on the street will be barricaded off every night. In addition, some material will be staged in the parkways.  


Status (August 17, 2018)

Copenhaver Construction is performing prep work on-site this week such as staging equipment and materials, installing construction signage, saw-cutting the pavement and clearing some vegetation near the creek.  Excavation for the storm sewer installation will begin on Monday August 20th. The work will begin at Forest Ave./Mahoney Creek and will progress northward.
No on-street parking will be allowed in the construction area and there may be times when the roads will be closed to thru traffic. Construction equipment staged on the street will be barricaded off every night. In addition, some material will be staged in the parkways.  



Status (August 3, 2018)

Copenhaver Construction will begin staging equipment the week of August 13th and construction will begin during the week of August 20th . The work will begin at Forest Ave./Mahoney Creek and will progress northward.


Status (July 20, 2018)

Copenhaver Construction was awarded the construction contract and WBK Engineering will be the on-site construction engineer. Only phase 1 of the project (the blocks of Forest Ave. and Cleveland St.) will be constructed  this year in order to fit within the available budget. The storm sewer in these 2 blocks are the most critical components of the area’s storm sewer system. The replacement of these sewers will have the largest positive impact on reducing the drainage “bottleneck”. In the coming years staff will monitor the area to determine if phase 1 of project will suffice in alleviating the drainage issues for all 3 blocks.
The construction is anticipated to begin in mid-August and will be substantially completed by November 1st. Copenhaver is currently constructing the Area 3 Sewer Separation project in Batavia. They plan on shifting their equipment to this project immediately after this summer’s Area 3 project is completed.


Status (May 10, 2018)

The engineering plans are completed and the project will be out-to-bid in May/June. The anticipated construction will be August/September. Prices for similar projects bid this spring have come in higher than anticipated. Depending on the outcome of the bidding, this project may need to be scaled down to include only the blocks of Forest and Cleveland where the most critical “bottleneck” is occurring. A neighborhood meeting was held on May 9th to discuss the project. The slides from the meeting can be viewed here

Status (April 10, 2018)

Staff has moved forward with final engineering design with Engineering Resource Associates and plans are anticipated to be completed by the end of April. The plans will be released for bids in May with construction scheduled for mid-summer.
The City is holding a neighborhood meeting at City Hall on Wednesday May 9th in the Council Chambers from 7:00-8:00pm 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.  Reminder postcards will also be sent out to the neighborhood as we approach the meeting date.



Status (January 8, 2018)

The Phase I preliminary engineering study has been completed and the City has sent out a Request for Qualifications to consulting firms for Phase II Final Engineering services for the replacement of the existing storm sewer along College Street from Wilson Street then south to the outfall at Mahoney Creek. Once a consultant has been selected, the Phase II final engineering is expected to take place during Spring 2018 and once completed the project will move into the bidding phase with construction in summer 2018.


Status  (December 8, 2017)

The drainage report has been submitted to the City and is currently under review. We anticipate awarding the detailed design engineering contract in January with construction expected to begin in summer of 2018.


Status (October 9, 2017)


Engineering Resource Associates has completed the hydraulic analysis of the existing storm sewer and has prepared alternatives for improvements to the drainage area. The City is currently waiting for the final report to be submitted and once this is complete we will evaluate the various alternatives for improvements.

Status (March 1, 2017)


Engineering Resource Associates will begin the survey on March 2, 2017. Surveyors will be on-site collecting size and elevation information on the existing storm sewer and will also be performing topographical survey of the area.

Project Purpose


The City has selected Engineering Resource Associates of Wheaton, Illinois to perform a study of the drainage area tributary to the College and Wilson Street storm sewer system that extends to Mahoney Creek. The purpose of the study is to provide an analysis of the existing storm sewer network and to identify potential bottlenecks to the system which can cause flooding. This is a “Phase I” study only which will include preliminary engineering with recommended capital improvements to the storm network that will alleviate flooding within the area.

Final Plans College & Wilson St.

May 9th Neighborhood Meeting Presentation


Project Background


The City has experienced localized on street flooding on Wilson Street near its intersection with College Street during moderately intense rain events over the past several years.  The objective is to identify locations within the storm sewer system that may need to be enlarged or modified and to develop solutions to address the flooding issues. 

Click Here to View a Location Map of the Study Area

Contact Information


For concerns or questions, please contact Chris Bong via email or call 630-454-2752. When calling outside of normal working hours, 7:00 AM -4:00PM (M-F) please leave a message.

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