Cypress Detention Basin Projects

March 6 Meeting on Cypress Area Storm Sewer Improvements
Posted on 02/25/2019
Cypress Basin Map

A neighborhood meeting on the Cypress Area Storm Sewer Improvements project is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Room 120 of the School District 25 Administration Building, 1200 S. Dunton Ave. This project, slated for spring construction, will address flooding problems within the neighborhood roughly bordered by West Noyes Street, West Magnolia Street, South Arlington Heights Road and South Ridge Ave.
This project is identified as one of the Village’s top projects that resulted from comprehensive flood control studies that were done. The Village prioritized projects that were identified by the studies based on funding availability and the number of homes and businesses positively affected by the completed work. The Village Board recently approved $7.1 million in contracts for this project, which will help reduce street and surface flooding in the flood-prone area.

Three phases of the project include stormwater improvements, watermain replacement and roadway construction.  

Stormwater improvements include enlarging the detention basin located at West Cypress and South Arlington Heights Road. The project work also includes the installation of larger diameter storm water pipes in select portions of the area to convey greater quantities of storm water to the basin. During construction, the Village will also use trenchless technology to line 11,000 linear feet of aging water mains located within backyard easements and certain roads of the project area. This technology to line the water mains is called “cured in place lining.”

Sections of roads in the project area that have been scheduled for reconstruction or resurfacing as part of the Village’s annual road maintenance program, will be done as part of the overall Cypress Area Storm Improvements Project. 

Sections of Cypress Street, Highland Avenue, Vail Avenue and Dunton Avenue will be reconstructed which includes removal of street down to the subgrade, including curb and gutter. The curb and gutter is installed and the new street is replaced with asphalt. This project may also require grade changes, so the driveway approaches are completely removed and replaced from the sidewalk to the curb.  

Resurfacing will take place on portions of White Oak Street and Evergreen Avenue, which will include intermittent replacement of curbs and resurfacing of the street after it has been milled.

Notices on the meeting have been sent to properties that will be impacted by the improvements. Please limit attendance to two per household. The meeting provides an opportunity to explain the improvement projects in detail and to meet the Village Staff, Design Engineers and General Contractor associated with the project. View the contract award information for these public improvements and the bid results.

If you have any questions regarding the project work, please contact the Public Works Department at 847.368.5800.