College and Wilson Street Drainage Improvements

Current Status (January 8, 2018)

The Phase I preliminary engineering study has been completed and the City has sent out a Request for Qualifications to consulting firms for Phase II Final Engineering services for the replacement of the existing storm sewer along College Street from Wilson Street then south to the outfall at Mahoney Creek. Once a consultant has been selected, the Phase II final engineering is expected to take place during Spring 2018 and once completed the project will move into the bidding phase with construction in summer 2018.

Status ( December 8, 2017)

The drainage report has been submitted to the City and is currently under review. We anticipate awarding the detailed design engineering contract in January with construction expected to begin in summer of 2018.

Status October 9, 2017

Engineering Resource Associates has completed the hydraulic analysis of the existing storm sewer and has prepared alternatives for improvements to the drainage area. The City is currently waiting for the final report to be submitted and once this is complete we will evaluate the various alternatives for improvements.

Status March 1, 2017

Engineering Resource Associates will begin the survey on March 2, 2017. Surveyors will be on-site collecting size and elevation information on the existing storm sewer and will also be performing topographical survey of the area.

Project Purpose

The City has selected Engineering Resource Associates of Wheaton, Illinois to perform a study of the drainage area tributary to the College and Wilson Street storm sewer system that extends to Mahoney Creek. The purpose of the study is to provide an analysis of the existing storm sewer network and to identify potential bottlenecks to the system which can cause flooding. This is a “Phase I” study only which will include preliminary engineering with recommended capital improvements to the storm network that will alleviate flooding within the area.

Project Background

The City has experienced localized on street flooding on Wilson Street near its intersection with College Street during moderately intense rain events over the past several years.  The objective is to identify locations within the storm sewer system that may need to be enlarged or modified and to develop solutions to address the flooding issues. 

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Contact Information

For concerns or questions, please contact Chris Bong via email or call 630-454-2752. When calling outside of normal working hours, 7:00 AM -4:00PM (M-F) please leave a message.

Contact Us

  1. Engineering Division

    200 N. Raddant Road 
    Batavia, IL 60510

    Phone: 630-454-2752
    Fax: 630-454-2351


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

    Chris Bong, P.E.

    Civil Engineer

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