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Wood Dale -Ward 2 & 3 Stormwater Improvements - Contract C


Frequent flooding of homes and streets prevented emergency vehicle access. ASCE Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award (Under $10M) recognition included: resourcefulness in planning and in the solutions for the design problems; Innovations in construction materials and methods; Impact on the physical environment, unusual aspects, and aesthetic values; Well-being to people & communities.

  • Constructed box culvert underground detention system (2.5M gallon
    capacity) within the City right-of-way with combined pumped and gravity

  • 100-year stormwater conveyance to detention system

  • 26’-deep stormwater lift station with 1500’ of 12” force main

  • Crossed beneath 36” high pressure natural gas transmission main and
    ComEd high voltage distribution towers, coordinated conflicts and public
    outreach, and maintained resident access to homes

  • Water main and service line replacement throughout project area

  • Over 2,800’ roadway reconstruction with new curb & gutter and sidewalks


  • Reduction of peak flows to Squaw Creek and Salt Creek

  • Increase stormwater detention & conveyance

  • Improve flood protection for residents

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