Ward I Drainage
Current Status (Friday, May 29, 2020)
Pirtano Construction is continuing to install the watermain along Chillem Drive. As of May 28th, watermain has been installed along Chillem Drive to Raddant Road. The contractor will be installing valves at this intersection on Friday, May 29th. The road closure at the intersection of Raddant Road and Chillem Drive is expected to be open by the end of day on May 29th. Next week, Pirtano Construction will begin testing the watermain and the installation of new storm sewer.
The City of Batavia Water Department is extremely diligent in making sure your drinking water is safe and our internal policies for testing exceed IEPA mandates for new water main operation. Once all watermain is installed, the Batavia Water Department will be flushing and drawing numerous bacteriological samples of the new watermain. Once all samples receive satisfactory status from the laboratory, new water services will be installed to each house along Prairie St. The contractor will notify you prior to the work and you may have a short disruption to your water service during this time.
Status (Friday, May 22, 2020)
Pirtano Construction is continuing to install the watermain along Chillem Drive. As of 5/22/20, watermain has been installed on Chillem Drive from Bluestem Lane to Willow Lane and also including Rye Court. The contractor will not be working on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. The watermain installation work will continue the week of May 26th.
On Wednesday May 27th, we expect watermain work to take place at the intersection of Chillem Drive and Raddant Road. This is a very large excavation that will take place across all lanes of the intersection. The work will take about two days, weather permitting, and will require the temporary closure of Raddant Road from Pine Street to Giese Road. Temporary detour signage will be placed along Giese Road, Woodland Hills Road, and Pine Street. Access to the parking lot at Big Woods Park will also be closed at this time.
For further information on this project please see the project webpage.
Status (Friday, May 15, 2020)
On 5/12/2020 Pirtano Construction began construction. Traffic Control signage was placed and Chillem Drive and Rye Court pavement has been pulverized in-place in preparation of the utility work.
Pirtano Construction has begun the installation of watermain starting on Chillem Drive at Bluestem Lane. The watermain installation work will continue the week of May 18th. On Tuesday May 19th, we expect the watermain work to begin on Rye Ct. This work will take about 2-3 days. Rye Court is a very small area to work in and there will trucks and equipment moving in and out of the area while this is taking place. So next week be aware that you may experience delays getting in and out of Rye Ct while the watermain installation is going on so please plan accordingly.
Status (Monday, May 11, 2020)
The contractor is moving very quickly to get construction underway on this important storm sewer and watermain improvement project. We had a preconstruction meeting last week with Pirtano Construction and received a tentative schedule from the contractor. Today we will have a walk-through of the site with the contractor to review site layout and traffic control signs that are to be set up. Chillem Drive will be closed (open to local traffic only) within the project limits for the duration of the project.
Tomorrow or Wednesday the contractor will have Geneva Construction on-site pulverizing the pavement within the project limits. Then watermain construction will start soon afterwards. Pirtano plans to start watermain construction at the east end at Bluestem Lane and then move westward towards Raddant Road. This work will take place through the end of June and then storm sewer construction will begin. Barring anything unforeseen, all work is scheduled for completion in early September 2020.
Status (Friday, May 1, 2020)
The 2020 Ward 1 Storm Sewer project is expected to be awarded to the low bidder, Pirtano Construction, at the City Council meeting on May 4, 2020. City Staff will also be scheduling a pre-construction meeting with Pirtano next week and construction is expected to start very soon thereafter. Construction notice letters will be sent out this week to any residents affected in the immediate area of construction.
2020 Ward 1 Phase 3 - Bid Opening (Thursday, April 9, 2020)
The Engineering Division received 10 bids for this project and all bids were read aloud publicly via conference call to interested plan holders and bidders. The as-read bid results are below:
Once all bids have been reviewed and confirmed we expect to take awarding bid to Committee of Whole Meeting for review and comment on April 28, 2020 and City Council meeting on May 4, 2020 for final approval.
Status (March 27, 2020)
The construction plans are currently out for bid and the bid opening is currently scheduled for Tuesday, April 7th. We expect that the contract will be awarded at the City Council meeting on May 4 and construction will start soon thereafter. Please see the link below for a copy of the construction plans:
We are still hoping to have a public meeting rescheduled for residents prior to the construction work starting. However, since all City offices are closed to the public at this time it will most likely be in the form of a webinar that people can view from home. Details are still being worked out and will be posted on this webpage soon after the bids are received in a few weeks. Please stay tuned.
Status (March 18, 2020)
The public meeting for the 2020 Ward 1 Storm Sewer Reconstruction Project scheduled for March 25th, 2020 at City Hall has been cancelled until further notice due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak. Updates will be provided in the coming weeks on the webpage, please stay tuned. In the meantime please feel free to contact the project manager, Timothy Grimm, via email (email@example.com) with any questions that you may have on the project.
Status (September 20, 2019)
The contractor is moving into the close-out phase of the project and will be on-site intermittently for general clean-up and to finish up punch-list items throughout the project area. If you have any other concerns regarding the final restoration that was completed in your yard please contact Timothy Grimm ASAP in the Engineering Department at 630-454-2756.
Status (August 29, 2019)
As of the week of August 19th, Geneva Construction has completed the asphalt driveway patching. Landscape restoration of the parkway areas has begun and is expected to be completed next week, weather permitting. The contractor will be removing any construction materials from the parkway areas, rough grading, and then placement of topsoil.
Once all of the landscape work is completed, Geneva Construction will complete the final asphalt surface course. This is tentatively scheduled for the week of August 26th. Concrete driveway patching will also be completed the week of August 26th. Door notifications will be passed out the day before of the work if your driveway will be impacted. If you receive a door notice please remove your vehicle by 7am of the date work is to start.
Status (August 9, 2019)
The contractor, Performance Construction, has completed the asphalt binder construction on all streets. On Wednesday 8/14 landscape restoration is expected to begin including site prep and topsoil placement.
City of Batavia brush collection will start next week and the Ward 1 storm sewer project area will be first on the list for pickup. If you live on Bluestem Lane, Chillem Drive, or Larkspur Lane please have all brush ready for pickup by the curb by Monday AM so that restoration areas are clear for the landscaping work.
Concrete curb and gutter that was poured this week is now sufficiently cured and driveways will be open for driveway access once the first layer of paving operations is completed at the end of today, Friday 8/9/2019.
Status (May 20, 2019)
As of May 17, the contractor, Performance Construction, has completed the majority of water main construction. Next week the contractor will begin connecting to the existing water main at Clover Court and Chillem and then will begin flushing and chlorination the new main. Water services will be installed after the new water main has passed all proper testing. Sanitary sewer main will be installed along the east side of Larkspur Lane north of Clover Court sometime in the next 1 to 2 weeks.
Status (May 2, 2019)
Beginning on Monday, May 6, the contractor, Performance Construction, will be mobilizing to the area of Larkspur Lane and Giese Road and will begin construction of the new water main. Sawcutting of the pavement will be completed and the contractor will be installing erosion control measures. The contractor will also begin setting up traffic control and the segment of Larkspur Lane between Chillem and Giese will be closed to thru traffic.
AT&T is currently relocating their utilities along Bluestem north of Chillem and should be completed sometime in the next few weeks.
Please be aware that no on-street parking will be allowed in the construction area on Larkspur Lane, south of Chillem to Giese Road. Some equipment and materials will be staged on the street and in the parkway on Larkspur Lane, Clover Court, and Giese Road Construction equipment staged on the street will be barricaded off every night. Residents and motorists are advised to expect delays in the area due to construction activities.
The Engineering Division opened bids for the 2019 Ward 1 Storm Sewer Reconstruction construction project on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The work includes the construction of large diameter storm sewer, precast box culverts, water main replacement, concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk, and restoration among other items. Construction is expected to start in late April depending on the schedule for the relocation of the existing utilities.
On March 12, 2019, 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 second construction phase of the project which is expected to start in April 2019. The overall construction project will be phased and is to take place over a period of four (4) years from 2018 through 2021
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.
The 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.
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.
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.
Please see the map (PDF) for limits of the Ward 1 Drainage Study.
This project is funded through the City Council’s budget allocated to the Drainage Fund for alleviating drainage issues throughout the city.
If you have any questions about the project please email Timothy Grimm or call 630-454-2756.