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Last updated April 16, 2020.
Why is the Clavey Road Improvements Project being undertaken?
The City’s infrastructure, namely watermain, storm sewer, and roadway, has deteriorated significantly. Over the years, the concrete roadway section has spalled, and the temporary asphalt repairs performed are not withholding the integrity of the pavement. As such, the Clavey Road Improvements Project was prioritized in the City’s Capital Improvement Program to undertake the necessary infrastructure improvements.
Why is the City working with IDOT on this project?
The City accepted federal construction grant funds for the project, and, as such, is required to adhere to strict IDOT guidelines. Infrastructure investment is a core priority for the City. On average, the City spends $12-$14 million annually on all infrastructure projects to maintain and upgrade aged City infrastructure. Any grant funds received will alleviate the tax burden on property owners and allow the City to take on additional infrastructure investment.
Will the storm sewer up sizing improve flooding in the bridge/ Larkspur Dr. area?
The new storm sewer is designed to convey the 10-year storm event and to convey storm water from the Clavey Road corridor to the Skokie River. The Clavey Road Project should no have any negative impacts to drainage near the bridge or in the Larkspur Drive area.