Cleveland Corridor Sewer Improvement Project

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The Cleveland Corridor project involves installation of new storm sewer with a 72” main line along Cleveland Street and Monroe Street, branching out to the adjacent side streets of Keeney Street, Monroe Street, Oconto Avenue, Octavia Avenue, Odell Avenue and Oketo Avenue. The project consists of the installation of a relief sewer to capture stormwater runoff and convey it to a new outfall to the North Branch Chicago River. Construction of the project is partially funded with Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) funding. The State Revolving Fund program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. Upon completion in 2017, the project will reduce surface water flooding in this neighborhood where more than 140 homes have suffered flood damages due to overland flows.

Approximately 11,200 feet of new storm sewer is being installed. The main line storm sewer will outlet at the North Branch of the Chicago River to the east of Caldwell Avenue. Construction was originally scheduled to last over one year until December, 2017, but is currently ahead of schedule. See 'Project Updates' below for more information. The estimated project cost is approximately $9 million. The project has received $2 million in assistance from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) and in addition to utilizing low interest IEPA loans to reduce the project costs.

This project reduces surface water flooding that has led to repeated overland flooding in this area. This project will not solve all flooding problems, but will greatly improve the drainage condition in the area. The new relief sewer provides capacity to convey surface water away from the impacted area to minimize surface water flood damages. The volume of water entering into the combined sewer system will also be reduced, in turn reducing peak flows through these sewers and the risk of basement backups for residences in the project area. This project provides protection to approximately 140 homes. Benefits from the project were modeled using the detailed overland flooding mapping component of the XPSWMM 2D model.


PROJECT CONTACTS

Tim O’Brien ​
​Civil Engineer II
​Niles Public Services Department ​​
​6849 W. Touhy Avenue
​​​Niles, Illinois 60714 ​
​(847) 588-7923
tco@vniles.com
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​​Tom Powers ​ ​
​Village Engineer ​
​Niles Public Services Department ​ ​
​6849 W. Touhy Avenue ​ ​
​Niles, Illinois 60714 ​
​(​847) 588-7900
tjp@vniles.com​​​ ​

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PROJECT UPDATES

Phase 1 FINAL Update November 18, 2016: The work within the Cook County Forest Preserve is substantially complete with only punch list and clean-up work remaining. ​

Phase 2 FINAL Update November 18, 2016: ​The contractor has completed asphalt paving on Monroe from Harlem to Oketo and on Oconto, Octavia, Odell and Oketo where the storm sewer was installed. Their subcontractors have also restored landscaping and installed roadway pavement markings throughout the project.

The work within the this phase is substantially complete with only punch list and clean-up work remaining.

​Nicor is currently performing gas main work on Octavia, Osceola and Oketo from Keeney to Main Street.

​ The contractor is planning to have all work within this Phase complete by the end of 2016.

​Phase 1 Update November 11, 2016:
The work within the Cook County Forest Preserve is substantially complete with only punch list and clean-up work remaining.​
​​Phase 2 Update November 11, 2016:​ The contractor has completed roadway patching on Monroe from Harlem to Oketo and on Oketo from Kedzie to Main. Their subcontractors also completed curbs, driveways & sidewalks placement west of Harlem. Landscape restoration west of Harlem has also begun. Upcoming work for the week of November 14, 2016 includes cleaning up project site and asphalt paving on Monroe from Harlem to Oketo and on Oconto, Octavia, Odell and Oketo where the storm sewer was installed. Their subcontractors will also perform landscape restoration and install roadway pavement markings throughout project. ​​Nicor is currently performing gas main work on Octavia, Osceola and Oketo from Keeney to Main Street. ​The contractor is planning to have all work within this Phase complete by the end of 2016.