College and Wilson Street Drainage Improvements

Current 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.  

Current 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.

Contact Us

  1. Engineering Division

    200 N. Raddant Road 
    Batavia, IL 60510

    Phone: 630-454-2752
    Fax: 630-454-2351


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

    Chris Bong, P.E.

    Civil Engineer

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