Ward I Drainage

Current Status May 20, 2019

As of May 17, the contractor, Performance Construction, has completed the majority of watermain construction. Next week the contractor will begin connecting to the existing watermain at Clover Ct and Chillem and then will begin flushing and chlorination the new main. Water services will be installed after the new watermain has passed all proper testing. Sanitary sewer main will be installed along  the east side of Larkspur Lane north of Clover Ct sometime in the 1-2 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 watermain. 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 street and in the parkway on Larkspur Lane, Clover Ct, and Giese Rd. 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.

April 2019

The Engineering Division opened bids for the 2019 Ward 1 Storm Sewer Reconstruction construction project on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The work includes construction of large diameter storm sewer, precast box culverts, watermain replacement, concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk, and restoration among other items. Construction is expected to start in late April depending on the schedule for relocation of the existing utilities.

Click here for a copy of the Engineering Plans Issued for Bidding

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 thru 2021

Click here for a copy of the Ward 1 Neighborhood Meeting Presentation

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.

They 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

Ward I Final Report

Project Background 

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.  

Project Location

Please see the map for limits of the Ward 1 Drainage Study.

Project Funding 

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

2019 CIP

Contact Information

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

Contact Us

  1. Engineering Division

    200 N. Raddant Road 
    Batavia, IL 60510

    Phone: 630-454-2756
    Fax: 630-454-2351


    Monday - Friday
    7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Timothy Grimm

    Senior Civil Engineer

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