Streambank Stabilization Project

The City’s South-Central Interceptor Sewer is located along the eastern shoreline of the West Branch of the DuPage River. This interceptor sewer conveys approximately 7.5 million gallons a day of sanitary sewage from the northeastern area of the City to the Springbrook Water Reclamation Center for treatment.

Erosion of the shoreline is now threatening the integrity of a 7,000-linear foot segment of 36” to 42” sanitary sewer between 75th Street and Santa Maria Drive.

The goal of this project is to stabilize the bank to assure long-term integrity of the interceptor sewer.

Project Timeline

The general contractor will work throughout the summer, with a target completion date of October 15, 2020.

Project Details

Beginning the week of June 8, crews began working along the streambank along Abrahamson Ct., ending at Gartner Rd. The project workspace will be accessed from Gartner Rd., with a temporary haul road across the rear-yards of private residential properties. All impacted property owners have been directly notified of the work.

Work will consist of the placement of boulders, soil, plantings and other stabilization measures to restore the river bank and prevent further erosion through this corridor.

Access to Private Properties

The City has obtained temporary access agreements from individual property owners for work across their back yards. Work will be limited to the land along the streambank and will not impact access to homes or roads in the area.

Work Site

Tools, machines, and supplies may be left at the sight overnight. Please keep children, pets, bikes, cars, and trucks away from the tools, machines, supplies, and workers.

Work Schedule

Work schedules can change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, such as problems with tools, machines, or supplies. Work may start and stop depending on these factors.