50th Street Storm Sewer Project

Project Overview

The Village has experienced multiple high-intensity rain events that exceeded the limited capacity of the Village's sewer system resulting in flooded basements, overland flooding in a number of depressional areas and private property drainage issues south of 47th Street. In response to the increasing frequency and intensity of rain events, the Village Board requested staff to pursue funding and engineering solutions that reduce flooding. View more information on flooding south of 47th Street.

The 50th Street Storm Sewer project seeks to reduce the incidences of overland flooding within the drainage basin south of 47th Street. The scope of work for the project includes constructing a dedicated storm sewer on 50th Street and associated lateral sewer segments that will drain stormwater from existing depressional areas.

The Village completed the engineering for the 50th Street Storm Sewer project in 2016 and went out to bid in the Spring of 2016. The project was stopped and delayed from its original schedule due to the litigation with the adjacent quarry, Lehigh Hanson. In 2018 the Village reached an agreement with Lehigh Hanson that settled the issues raised in a lawsuit that had been pending for two years. The Village has been negotiating an agreement with MWRD for construction of a reservoir to be built in McCook.  The Village and MWRD worked diligently, but to date have been unable to enter into an intergovernmental agreement to further the project.

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