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Posted on: January 29, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Walnut/Myrtle/Evergreen Stormwater Improvement Project Begins February 8th


Elmhurst, IL – The City is proud to announce the largest stormwater project since the early ‘90s, the Walnut/Myrtle/Evergreen Stormwater Improvement Project, is scheduled to begin February 8, 2016. This project will entail the construction of a series of storm sewers pipes along various streets and a drainage outfall to the Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility to provide overland flood relief in the Walnut/Myrtle/Evergreen flood problem area, located adjacent to the quarry in the west side corner of the City. In the early ‘90s, the City and DuPage County implemented the Elmhurst Levee and Elmhurst Quarry Flood Control Facility projects to protect Elmhurst residents from Salt Creek overtopping its banks. This new project, anticipated to be complete by November 2016, will provide 20 acre-feet of flood relief to 76 homes in this area that experience structural overland flooding. The total cost of this project is approximately $4.5 Million.

The City has hired Bolder Contractors, Inc. of Cary, IL to construct a new relief sewer for this project. The construction of the new large diameter storm sewer will provide additional relief to the existing storm sewers in large storm events. Due to the size of the storm sewer to be installed (60” and 72” diameter) and the method of construction (open cut), the project will require some new sanitary sewers, sanitary services, water main, water services, and replacement of curb, sidewalk, and roadway pavement.

All work should take place within the existing streets. However, due to the location of underground utilities and service lines, the contractor may have to go to the Right-of-Way line in some instances to make the necessary replacement of utility services. Some driveways and sidewalks will also require replacement.

During construction it will be necessary at times to close access to the street and or driveways for a workday or extended weekends. Local traffic will be allowed through closed roads. The contractor will be installing large diameter concrete pipes that require large backhoes to place them into the ground. On a daily basis there will be a significant amount of truck traffic that will haul excavated materials out, haul in stone or sand backfill and deliver large concrete pipe and precast structures.

Construction for the relief sewer will start at First St. and Highland Ave. and move east to Myrtle Ave., turn north on Myrtle Ave. to Second St., then east on Second St. to Evergreen Ave., and turn north on Evergreen Ave. to Third St. The storm sewer improvement will end at the Third St. and Evergreen Ave. intersection.

The City will be posting updates periodically to keep residents informed on construction progress, road closures, and other items on the Walnut/Myrtle/Evergreen Stormwater Improvement Project blog as part of the new Stormwater Management website, Subscribe to the blog to be notified by email when there are new entries. Visit the blog at


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