Ward I Drainage

Current Status (February 1, 2019)

City Staff is finalizing Plans and Specifications for Phase 2. It is anticipated this project will be let for bidding by the end of February and spring / summer construction.  A Neighborhood meeting will be held for upcoming construction on Tuesday, March 12th at City Hall prior to the 7pm Committee of the Whole meeting.  Mahoney Creek Stabilization & Maintenance discussions will be from 5:30-6PM, Ward 1-Phase 2 Construction meeting will be held from 6-6:30PM and Area 3 – Phase 2 Construction meeting will be held from 6:30-7PM.  Additional information will be forthcoming and postcards will be sent to those directly affected by the upcoming construction.  

Status (October 30, 2018)

The majority of work for the 2018 phase of the Ward I Storm Sewer Improvement project is substantially completed. Performance Construction is currently working on the final punch-list and all work should be completed within the next 1-2 weeks. 

Status (September 21, 2018)

Beginning on Monday September 24, Performance Construction and Geneva Construction, will be placing asphalt patches at various locations at Larkspur Lane and along Giese Road. The contractor will also begin restoration of the parkways on both sides of Giese by rough grading the soil and then placement of the topsoil. Once the topsoil has been placed and finish graded they will place seed and erosion control blanket over the entire restored area.


Status (August 30, 2018)

Beginning on Tuesday September 4, Performance Construction, will be installing the branch storm sewer lateral connections and curb inlet structures along Giese Road. Additionally, sanitary sewer service installations will be constructed.  The sewer installations will cross Giese Road and will require temporary road closures east of Larkspur so please avoid this area if at all possible.
Starting the end of next the contractor will begin preparing for concrete curb and gutter installation and sidewalk replacement. This concrete work will take place over the next 1-2 weeks. Once this work is completed the contractor will begin asphalt paving operations on Giese.


Status (July 26, 2018)

The contractor is continuing to install the large diameter storm sewer at the intersection of Giese Rd and Kirk Rd and to the south along Kirk.   The contractor has set up traffic control for the outside lane closure of Kirk Rd southbound. This will be in place for at least the next two weeks and reduced speeds will be in effect so expect traffic delays in the area during this time. If you are travelling thru this area please slow down in the construction zone. Storm sewer work is expected to shift to the north side of Giese Road the week of July 30.
Watermain testing and hydrant flushing will continue to take place next week and Nicor and AT&T have now completed relocation of their utilities along the south side of Giese Road. Metronet will be on-site this week relocating their existing utilities on Giese.

There is a large amount of excavation work expected to take place at this Giese Road and Kirk Road intersection over the next two weeks so please avoid the area if at all possible.


Status (June 22, 2018)

The contractor is continuing to install the watermain piping along Giese Road, this work is expected to take another 1-2 weeks. Once the watermain has been installed the contractor will begin the testing phase and installing the new water service connections. After the watermain replacement work is completed, the main portion of storm sewer construction is expected to take place after NICOR and AT&T have relocated all of their conflicting utilities.
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Status (June 8, 2018)

The contractor, Performance Construction, has started replacing watermain portion of the work. Last week, the contractor performed mostly set-up work such as delivery of equipment, sawcutting pavement, and layout. Next week, pavement removal and Watermain replacement will continue on Giese Road. No on-street parking will be allowed in the construction area but Giese Road will remain open for traffic. Construction equipment staged on the street will be barricaded off every night. In addition, there is potential that some material will be staged in the parkway of the north side of Giese Road.  Residents and motorists are advised to expect delays on Giese road due to construction activities

Status (June 1, 2018)

The contractor is expected to begin construction on Monday, June 4, 2018. The contractor, Performance Construction, will begin with the watermain replacement portion of the work. The week of June 4 they will be doing mostly set-up work such as delivery of equipment, sawcutting pavement, and layout. 

Status (May 25, 2018)

Construction has been temporarily delayed to allow the existing Nicor and AT&T utilities to be relocated. The contractor is expected to begin construction on June 4, 2018. 

Status May 2018

Watermain piping replacement will be the first phase of the work to be completed and storm sewer installation will begin shortly after. Giese Road will remain open to traffic for the project duration however the area will be very busy with construction traffic.  The contractor will also be using the area for staging of materials and equipment so we would like to advise residents to allow extra time for the travel through the construction area. Please note that during construction no on-street parking will be allowed on Giese Road between Larkspur Lane and Kirk Road.

Click here for a copy of the Construction Notification Letter

To check updates on the Water Main replacement progress and schedule, please click HERE

Status April 2018

The Engineering Division opened bids for the 2018 Ward 1 Storm Sewer Reconstruction construction project on Thursday, March 29, 2018. Performance Construction and Engineering of Plano, IL has been awarded the project. The work includes construction of large diameter storm sewer, precast box culverts, watermain replacement, concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk, and restoration among other items. Construction is expected to start in late April or May depending on the schedule for relocation of the existing utilities.

Click here for a copy of the Engineering Plans Issued for Bidding 

Status March 2018

On March 1, 2018, the City of Batavia hosted a Neighbor Meeting at City Hall to present the completion of the Final Design portion of the Ward 1 storm sewer reconstruction project and to discuss the first construction phase of the project which is expected to start in April 2018. The overall construction project will be phased and is to take place over a period of four (4) years from 2018 thru 2021 (below is a color map of the anticipate phasing for each year, 2018 work is in yellow)

Click here for a copy of the Ward 1 Neighborhood Meeting Presentation

Ward 1

Status January 2018

WBK Engineering is finalizing the engineering plans and specifications in preparation for bidding the first phase of construction in February 2018. The limits of construction of Phase I have tentatively been determined, starting at the downstream end, at the outfall south of the Kirk and Giese Road intersection, continuing north to Giese, then west along Giese stopping at the intersection of Larkspur Lane and Giese Road. The limits of Phase I will be further clarified, and possibly extended further north on Larkspur, after the project has been bid and a contractor has been selected. The City is planning on holding a Neighborhood Meeting at City Hall in early March to present the project, type of work, location of work, impact, length of construction, etc. and hopefully address any questions or concerns that residents may have. Invitation letters will be sent out to those residents directly impacted by the work for Phase I once a meeting date has been set. In addition, the meeting date and location will be posted to the website.

October 2017

WBK Engineering has completed the final engineering construction documents. The plans have been finalized they will be broken into phases for construction, funding and bidding purposes. Currently staff is reviewing the plans and the City is in the middle of the budget, which determines how much work will be scheduled for 2018. Currently it is anticipated that the most downstream section of storm sewer would be completed first, which includes Kirk Road and Giese Road.  This phase will also include some watermain improvements too.  Construction is pending budget approval.  

February 2017

The City has hired WBK Engineering to complete Phase II final engineering plans for the entire study area. Final plans are anticipated in June 2017. 
The consultant, WBK, will have survey crews in the vicinity collecting data necessary to complete the plans starting the 2nd week in February. They may be in your yard locating utility structures and/or your house foundation elevation. This information is vital to their design. Any questions can be addressed to Andrea Podraza.

Project Purpose

The purpose of this project is to analyze the existing storm sewer system and improve the system that is tributary to the upstream box culverts south of Giese Road on Kirk Road.  These improvements will aim to provide adequate pipe capacity per today’s design standards that will reduce and eliminate water back up while increasing the ability of the water to flow through the storm system.
They City has hired WBK Engineering to complete a study of the area, propose a list of improvements to alleviate the ponding and drainage concerns and make a presentation to the Committee of the Whole with all their findings and recommendations.  The presentation was August 23rd, 2016 in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 

Ward I Final Presentation

Ward I Final Report

Project Background

During the June 2016 rain event the area bounded by Pine street to the north, Raddant Road to the west, Giese to the south, and Kirk to the east experienced storm water back-up that resulted in water filling numerous streets, yards, and occasional houses. The City would like to determine the cause of these back-ups and will evaluate the current storm sewer system.  

Construction Impacts

WBK will be providing findings of their drainage analysis and suggest proposed improvements during their presentation.  The improvements can vary from simply changing out the frame of a storm structure to replacing existing pipes with larger diameter pipes or adding additional parallel pipes to convey additional flow from storm runoff.  Once the scope of work is determined the City can better prepare for any disturbance in the streets and residents property to install the storm sewer.  
Project Location
Please see the map for limits of the Ward 1 Drainage Study.

Project Funding 
This project is funded through the City Council’s budget allocated to the Drainage Fund for alleviating drainage issues throughout the city.

2017 Budget

CIP Sheet 

Contact Information
If you have any questions about the project please email Timothy Grimm or call 630-454-2756. 


Contact Us

  1. Engineering Division

    200 N. Raddant Road 
    Batavia, IL 60510

    Phone: 630-454-2756
    Fax: 630-454-2351


    Monday - Friday
    7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Timothy Grimm

    Senior Civil Engineer

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