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May 14

Construction Update for Week of May 17, 2021

Posted to 2021 Street Rehabilitation Project by John Guccione

The below summary, is a forecast of construction operations planned for this week.

Ambleside, Dimmydale & Windcrest
Underground repairs to storm sewer began on Friday, May 14th and will continue on Monday, May 17. Next Tuesday May 18th, the contractor will shift focus to water main installation on Ambleside Drive, (beginning at Wincanton continuing around the bend at Windcrest Drive, ending at Ambleside and Windcrest). Tuesdays work will result in an interruption of water service for a short period of time. Impacted residents will include homes on Wincanton, West Canton Court, East Canton Court and Ambleside Drive. Homes that will be impacted by Tuesday’s water main shut-down were notified on Friday, May 14th (by way of Water Department Door Hanger Notifications).  The contractor will continue installing mainline water main for the remainder of the week.

Elder Lane(Waukegan to east Limits)
We are still awaiting a schedule from the contractor on this location. However, work should begin in this area in mid-June or early-July.

Greenwood (Waukegan to east Limits)
The contractor has indicated that underground crews will begin work on Greenwood on June 1st (after the Memorial Day weekend). Additional communications will proceed.

Jul 01

Deerfield Village Wide Drainage Study Open House Update

Posted to Deerfield Village Wide Drainage Study by John Guccione


Similar to other established communities, the Village of Deerfield has historically experienced flooding from local creeks as well as urban flooding when rainfall overwhelms the Village’s storm water system. To assist in evaluating existing conditions and develop alternatives to address identified deficiencies, the Village has retained the services of Christopher B. Burke Engineering to conduct a Village wide drainage study and ultimately, a storm water master
plan. The scope of the master plan includes, but is not limited to, studying and analyzing the existing storm sewer system, building and confirming a hydrologic / hydraulic model, determining flood reduction projects, the preparation of a Village wide drainage study report, and exploring the possible validity of a future storm water utility fee. The ability to accurately understand the Village’s stormwater deficiencies and its future stormwater improvements will allow for the proactive planning and improvement to such areas.

Since the beginning of March, data has been collected throughout the Village to aid in the Village-wide Storm Water Master Plan.  Although the stay-at-home order did force a cancellation the originally scheduled public open house on April 1, it has had a limited impact on steps needed to develop a comprehensive view of the Village’s drainage network.  During the month of May, there were two high intensity storm events in the Village that helped verify the analysis of the storm sewer network. During July, Christopher B. Burke Engineering will also be collecting information from residents to verify the results of this analysis and developing alternatives to mitigate flooding and increasing storm sewer capacity through know problem areas.  Resident and business owner feedback is critical to the success of this project.  A flood damage questionnaire and short presentation will provide an explanation of the project and highlight the schedule and deliverables. This questionnaire and short presentation will be readily available on the Village’s website starting in early July. It will also contain details on how to electronically submit feedback. The Village’s asks that all feedback be submitted to the consultant by July 24.