Glencoe, Illinois, begins stormwater project

June 19, 2024
Glencoe, Illinois, starts stormwater project aimed at reducing floods in the area.

Construction is scheduled to begin June 17, 2024, on a stormwater project in Glencoe, Illinois, to reduce flooding in the city.

The South Green Bay Road storm sewer improvements project is focused on infrastructure upgrades west of Green Bay Road and south of Harbor Street, increasing the systems capacity for storing and moving stormwater.

The $3.4 million project is funded by $1 million from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, as well as a portion of the $10 million in bonds approved by Glencoe voters in an April 2021 referendum.

Green Bay Road at Woodlawn Avenue will see daily closures, with detours directing traffic through Harbor Street, Sheridan Road and Scott Avenue, according to officials.

The project features the installation of 3,500 linear feet of pipe, ranging from 12 inches to 48 inches in diameter. The project is set to expand stormwater storage capacity of the area by more than 200,000 gallons, according to village officials.

Once the work at the intersection of Green Bay Road and Woodlawn Avenue has been completed, the contractor will continue with storm sewer replacement going north and south on Green Bay Road. During that time, lane closures and flaggers will control traffic through the work zone.