Ward I Drainage

Current Project Status (December 2021)

The majority of construction and restoration has  been completed and the contractor is currently working on "punchlist" items. With the growing season over any areas of landscaping that need to be touched up will be addressed in Spring 2022. 

We are very grateful for all the residents who live along Lexington Ln, Bluestem Ln, Woodland Hills Rd, Dover Ct, Orchard Ct, and Cardinal Ct who have been have been very patient and cooperative with us throughout the long 2021 construction season. Thank you

Past Project Updates

September 17, 2021

On Monday, ditch regrading will continue and manhole adjustments will be done at the east of Orchard Ct. The landscape contractor will be placing topsoil and fine grading the parkways throughout the construction areas all next week. Later in the week hydroseed will be put down in the parkway areas, weather permitting. 

Geneva Construction will also be on-site on Monday September 20 paving at the intersection of Dover Ct and Lexington Ln. If you live along Dover Ct expect some delays getting in and out of the court. You may want to consider parking outside of the construction area along Lexington Ln. Geneva Construction will also be working on pavement patching along SB Kirk Rd near Cardinal Ct and also along the bike path.

September 7, 2021

Performance Construction (PCE) will be on-site beginning with rough grading the parkways in preparation for landscape restoration. The void areas behind the new curb will be filled in and the parkways will be graded for placement of the new topsoil. Once the rough grading is completed the topsoil will be placed followed by hydroseed for parkways areas. Geneva Construction is expected to be back on-site on Thursday September 9 to complete the placement of the final surface layer of asphalt.

August 27, 2021

Starting on Monday August 30 PCE will be on-site filling in the gaps adjacent to driveways and building ramps so that people will have access by the afternoon. Beginning on Tuesday August 31 Geneva Construction will be mobilizing to the area and will begin fine grading the gravel base on Lexington, Bluestem, and Cardinal Ct in preparation for paving. All manholes will be adjusted in the pavement and gravel will smoothed out for the paving machine. This work will take about 2 days. We expect paving operations to begin on Friday depending on the progress of work and the condition of the subgrade. More updates will be coming next week with street paving dates when driveway patching is to start.

August 20, 2021

Performance Construction (PCE) was busy this week rough grading the gravel road base and removing concrete curb in all of the construction areas on Lexington, Bluestem, Cardinal, and Orchard Ct. 

Starting on Monday Aug 23 DiNitale Construction will begin setting concrete forms in preparation for concrete placement starting on Monday afternoon and working thru Wednesday. If you have curb replacement thru your driveway you will be receiving a door notice today notifying you that you will lose access to your driveway for the majority of next week. After the concrete has been poured and finished it will need several days to cure to sufficient strength before it can be driven on. Please make sure to park your vehicle outside of the construction area to allow room for the concrete trucks and equipment to get in and out of the area.

August 13, 2021

Starting on Monday Aug 16 PCE will begin curb removal on Lexington, Bluestem, and Cardinal Ct. This work will take approximately 1-2 days.

Carlisle Contracting will be on-site next week along the Kirk Rd relocating the existing electrical utilities. This work will be completed by trenchless methods by directional drilling equipment. Once all of the ex utilities have been relocated we will begin reshaping the existing ditch behind Cardinal and Orchard Ct to provide better stormwater conveyance to the culvert that crosses under Kirk Rd. 

Beginning on Wednesday/Thursday next week DiNatale Construction will begin setting concrete forms for placement of the new curb.

August 6, 2021

Performance Construction (PCE) was very busy finishing up the storm sewer main on Cardinal Ct thru Wednesday and began installing the branch lines and sump pump connection piping. This work will continue thru Monday/Tuesday next week. We’re expecting all of the utility work to be completed by Tuesday/Wednesday next week.

 Once the utility work is done the construction will shift to preparation for road restoration i.e. trench compaction, curb removal, prep for curb installation.

Starting on Thurs Aug 12, PCE will be disconnecting the existing watermain along Kirk Rd behind Cardinal Ct. This will require a single lane shutdown of SB Kirk Rd for one day for access due to the location of the watermain under the bike path.

JULY 2021

Performance Construction has completed all of the watermain and water service installation on Cardinal Ct. The storm sewer work on Cardinal Ct has been started and regrading of the ditch behind Cardinal Ct has also begun.

JUNE 2021

Performance Construction has completed all of the storm sewer and water main installation on Lexington Lane and Bluestem Lane. The Orchard Ct storm sewer installation has also been completed.

MAY 2021

Performance Construction mobilized to the site and began delivering precast concrete materials and water main. The contractor received all of the proper materials and completed the installation of the 8-in watermain on Lexington from Bluestem Ln to Dover Ct.  Performance Construction also started the large diameter storm sewer installation in the south parkway of Lexington.

April 9, 2021

The Engineering Department opened bids for this project on March 26, 2021 and we received nine bids from contractors from around the area.  We are currently reviewing the bids and will forward our recommendation for award to the City Council for approval at the April 19, 2021 meeting.

On April 8, 2021  the Engineering Department held an online public information meeting for residents within the construction area. The purpose of the meeting was to provide a background of the project and to learn about the upcoming construction and what to expect. The meeting was recorded and is available for viewing at the below link:

2021 Ward 1 Storm Sewer Public Informational Recorded Meeting

March 18, 2021

The engineering plans for 2021 Ward 1 Storm Sewer & Watermain Improvements have been finalized for Bluestem Ln, Lexington, Cardinal Ct, and Orchard Ct. The project is currently being let and the bid opening is scheduled for Friday, March 26, 2021.  After the bids have been reviewed a contractor will be selected and construction will commence in late April or early May.

An online public information meeting (via Zoom) for residents within the construction area has been scheduled for Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6:00PM. If you would like to attend the live meeting please send an email by Wed, April 7 at noon to tgrimm@cityofbatavia.net including your name & address and a meeting link will be emailed to you.

December 2020

Work on the 2020 Ward 1 Storm Sewer & Watermain Improvements project is substantially complete. The contractor still has some minor landscape restoration items which needs to be addressed. We will revisit the area and have the contractor address any needed locations items during the Spring 2021.

The engineering plans for 2021 Ward 1 Storm Sewer & Watermain Improvements are currently being finalized for Bluestem Ln, Lexington, Cardinal Ct, and Orchard Ct. We anticipate taking advertising for bid during the February/March 2021 time frame with construction starting in April 2021. Please contact us if you have any initial questions with regards to next years project. More information will be posted as we get closer to construction.

2021 Ward 1 Storm Sewer Project Limits


Project Purpose

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.

Ward I Final Presentation (PDF)

Ward I Final Report (PDF)


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.

Construction Impacts

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.

2019 CIP (PDF)

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the project please email Timothy Grimm or call 630-454-2756.


Project History - 2020 Ward 1 Construction (PirTano Constr.)

Construction Updates

Friday, July 17, 2020 

This week Pirtano began landscaping work with topsoil and hydroseed placement on all disturbed areas. Work then shifted to pavement preparation including manhole structure adjustments in the roadway and road base preparation. Today, Geneva Construction is on-site placing the binder lift of pavement in all areas. The final layer of asphalt surface is being placed in Rye Ct and at the intersection of Raddant Road. Chillem Drive will receive the final surface layer of asphalt starting on Monday July 20th.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Pirtano Construction has completed all concrete work for the sidewalks and concrete curb and gutter. They have also begun excavating in the parkways in preparation for topsoil placement which started on Thursday by the landscape contractor.

On Monday July 13th, the contractor will continue with placement of topsoil in the parkways. This work will be followed by placement of hydroseed on all disturbed areas. Pirtano will begin preparing the road base for asphalt pavement construction on Wednesday July 15thThis will include removal of 4-in of the pulverized asphalt, adjusting manhole structures, and fine grading. Paving operations are expected to start on Friday July 17th and will finish up on Monday July 20th

July 3, 2020

Pirtano Construction started the surface reconstruction work with curb and sidewalk removals being completed earlier in the week and concrete placement finishing up on Friday. On Monday July 6th, the contractor will begin stripping the concrete formwork for all sidewalks and concrete curb locations. The contractor will then temporarily backfill the areas with gravel. Concrete curb and sidewalk will be sufficiently cured for vehicles then and everyone should have access back to their driveways by the end of day Monday. Driveway patching and landscape restoration is expected to begin next week on Tuesday or Wednesday.

June 19, 2020

Pirtano Construction has completed water service installations on Rye Ct. and Chillem Dr. east of Rye.  Next week,  June 22nd water service installation will continue west of Rye Ct. on Chillem Dr. Monday,  June 22nd storm sewer work in Rye Ct. is expected to start.  Please be prepared to lose driveway access if you live on Rye Ct. early Monday AM.  This work will be extensive and is expected to take 2-3 days. Following the storm sewer work, watermain connections are expected to take place at Raddant Rd. and Willow Ln.  This will wrap up the utility portion of the project. Sidewalk work and curb replacement is expected to start later in the week.

June 12, 2020

Pirtano Construction is has completed the majority of storm sewer construction on Chillem Drive from Bluestem Lane to Raddant. Next week starting June 15th work will begin installing new water services to homes. This work will start on Chillem Drive at Bluestem and work to the west. Rye Court water service installation is expected to start on Tuesday. NICOR gas service replacement is almost completed.

June 5, 2020

Pirtano Construction is has completed the majority of watermain installation from Bluestem Lane to Raddant and has shifted to the storm sewer construction. Storm sewer main has been installed from Bluestem to just west of Rye Ct. The contractor has also begun installation of storm sewer laterals for sump pump junction boxes. Existing sump pump lines that are connected to the City storm sewer will be re-connected to the sump pump junction boxes.

May 29, 2020

Pirtano Construction is continuing to install the watermain along Chillem Drive. As of May 28th, watermain has been installed along Chillem Drive to Raddant Road. The contractor will be installing valves at this intersection on Friday, May 29th. The road closure at the intersection of Raddant Road and Chillem Drive is expected to be open by the end of day on May 29th. Next week, Pirtano Construction will begin testing the watermain and the installation of new storm sewer.

Once all watermain is installed, the Batavia Water Department will be flushing and drawing numerous bacteriological samples of the new watermain. Once all samples receive satisfactory status from the laboratory, new water services will be installed to each house along Prairie St. The contractor will notify you prior to the work and you may have a short disruption to your water service during this time.

May 22, 2020

Pirtano Construction is continuing to install the watermain along Chillem Drive. As of 5/22/20, watermain has been installed on Chillem Drive from Bluestem Lane to Willow Lane and also including Rye Court. The contractor will not be working on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. The watermain installation work will continue the week of May 26th.

On Wednesday May 27th, we expect watermain work to take place at the intersection of Chillem Drive and Raddant Road. This is a very large excavation that will take place across all lanes of the intersection. The work will take about two days, weather permitting, and will require the temporary closure of Raddant Road from Pine Street to Giese Road. Temporary detour signage will be placed along Giese Road, Woodland Hills Road, and Pine Street. Access to the parking lot at Big Woods Park will also be closed at this time.

May 15, 2020

On 5/12/2020 Pirtano Construction began construction. Traffic Control signage was placed and Chillem Drive and Rye Court pavement has been pulverized in-place in preparation of the utility work.  

Pirtano Construction has begun the installation of watermain starting on Chillem Drive at Bluestem Lane. The watermain installation work will continue the week of May 18th. On Tuesday May 19th, we expect the watermain work to begin on Rye Ct. This work will take about 2-3 days. 

May 11, 2020

The contractor is moving very quickly to get construction underway on this important storm sewer and watermain improvement project. We had a preconstruction meeting last week with Pirtano Construction and received a tentative schedule from the contractor. Today we will have a walk-through of the site with the contractor to review site layout and traffic control signs that are to be set up. Chillem Drive will be closed (open to local traffic only) within the project limits for the duration of the project. 

Tomorrow or Wednesday the contractor will have Geneva Construction on-site pulverizing the pavement within the project limits. Then watermain construction will start soon afterwards. Pirtano plans to start watermain construction at the east end at Bluestem Lane and then move westward towards Raddant Road. This work will take place through the end of June and then storm sewer construction will begin. Barring anything unforeseen, all work is scheduled for completion in early September 2020. 

May 1, 2020

The 2020 Ward 1 Storm Sewer project is expected to be awarded to the low bidder, Pirtano Construction, at the City Council meeting on May 4, 2020. City Staff will also be scheduling a pre-construction meeting with Pirtano next week and construction is expected to start very soon thereafter. Construction notice letters will be sent out this week to any residents affected in the immediate area of construction.

2020 Ward 1 Phase 3 - Bid Opening (Thursday, April 9, 2020)

The Engineering Division received 10 bids for this project and all bids were read aloud publicly via conference call to interested plan holders and bidders. The as-read bid results are below:

As Read Bid Results

Once all bids have been reviewed and confirmed we expect to take awarding bid to Committee of Whole Meeting for review and comment on April 28, 2020 and City Council meeting on May 4, 2020 for final approval.

March 27, 2020

The construction plans are currently out for bid and the bid opening is currently scheduled for Tuesday, April 7th. We expect that the contract will be awarded at the City Council meeting on May 4 and construction will start soon thereafter. Please see the link below for a copy of the construction plans:

2020 Ward 1 Storm Sewer and Watermain Plans

We are still hoping to have a public meeting rescheduled for residents prior to the construction work starting. However, since all City offices are closed to the public at this time it will most likely be in the form of a webinar that people can view from home. Details are still being worked out and will be posted on this webpage soon after the bids are received in a few weeks. Please stay tuned.

March 18, 2020

The public meeting for the 2020 Ward 1 Storm Sewer Reconstruction Project scheduled for March 25th, 2020 at City Hall has been cancelled until further notice due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Updates will be provided in the coming weeks on the webpage, please stay tuned. In the meantime please feel free to contact the project manager, Timothy Grimm, via email  (tgrimm@cityofbatavia.net) with any questions that you may have on the project.

Project History - 2019 Ward 1 Construction (Performance Constr.)

Construction Updates

September 20, 2019

The contractor is moving into the close-out phase of the project and will be on-site intermittently for general clean-up and to finish up punch-list items throughout the project area. If you have any other concerns regarding the final restoration that was completed in your yard please contact Timothy Grimm ASAP in the Engineering Department at 630-454-2756. 

August 29, 2019

As of the week of August 19th, Geneva Construction has completed the asphalt driveway patching. Landscape restoration of the parkway areas has begun and is expected to be completed next week, weather permitting. The contractor will be removing any construction materials from the parkway areas, rough grading, and then placement of topsoil.

Once all of the landscape work is completed, Geneva Construction will complete the final asphalt surface course. This is tentatively scheduled for the week of August 26th. Concrete driveway patching will also be completed the week of August 26th.  Door notifications will be passed out the day before of the work if your driveway will be impacted. If you receive a door notice please remove your vehicle by 7am of the date work is to start.

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.

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.

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.

2019 Ward 1 Phase 2 - Bid Opening (Thursday, March 14, 2019)

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.

Engineering Plans Issued for Bidding (PDF)

March 2019

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

Ward 1 Neighborhood Meeting Presentation (PDF)