While much of our storm water management system was initially designed more than 75 years ago, during the last 25 years, the Village has invested more than $12 million in a number of significant storm sewer improvements. These investments have improved both the capacity and condition of our infrastructure.
2015 Storm Water Update | May 27, 2015
In October and November 2014, the 2014 Storm Water Drainage Study completed by Engineering Resource Associates, Inc. (ERA) was presented to the Village Board. These Village Board meetings included presentations and discussions on the Storm Water Drainage Study for the Terrace Court and Greenwood Ave drainage basins and the Skokie Ridge and Madison Ave drainage basins. Following these meetings, Village Staff recommended the Village Board accept the 2014 Storm Water Drainage Study and consider the improvement recommendations as part of the projects to be included in proposed bond issue referendum targeted for Spring 2015.
In April 2015, Glencoe voters approved two referendum questions on infrastructure improvements which included $6 million for storm sewer improvements that were recommended from the 2014 Study. As such, Village Staff has begun working with ERA to develop a proposal for engineering services and a project plan for the upcoming improvements.
The proposed engineering services agreement is based on a project work plan that targets completion of the survey and design for each of the five drainage basin
s areas on a schedule that will permit bidding and construction of Terrace Court, Skokie Ridge and Hazel Avenue during 2016 and Greenwood Avenue and Madison Avenue in 2017. The full proposal can be viewed here.
Terrace Court, Skokie Ridge and Hazel Ave/Village Hall Improvements
- Project Initiation: May 2015
- Complete Survey: June 2015
- Complete Design: November 2015
- Begin Construction: April 2016
Greenwood/Park and Madison Avenue Improvements
- Project Initiation: May 2015
- Complete Survey: July 2015
- Complete Design: November 2016
- Begin Construction: April 2017
2014 Storm Water Drainage Study Update | October 10, 2014
As highlighted on the map above, other areas of concern exist in the community as well. These areas are being evaluated by staff, and where possible, improvements will be integrated. Roadways controlled by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), including Sheridan Road, also sometimes experience flooding that impacts the safe travel as well as private property. The Village is working with IDOT to seek solutions to these issues as well.
Highlights of our past efforts include:
- Following record flooding in the Village in August 1987, a Village-wide storm water drainage study was commissioned by the Village Board and a report was presented in 1989. Based on seven flood prone areas of the Village identified in that original report, staff began to incorporate potential storm water improvement projects into the Village’s long range capital improvement program plans.
- A follow-up study in 1992 on the East Diversion Ditch was used as the foundation for the eventual restoration of the ditch by Cook County in 2007.
- Additional drainage studies have been completed on targeted drainage basins in the last 15 years.
The Village has completed the following major storm sewer improvements since 1988:
|Stonegate Terrace Storm Sewer (1988)||$400,000|
|Fairfield Road Storm Sewer (1991)||$122,000|
|Washington Ave. Storm Detention System (1991)||$611,000|
|Crescent-Greenleaf Ravine Improvements (1994)||$75,000|
|East Diversion Ditch By-Pass Sewer (1999)||$920,000|
|Hawthorn Ave. Outfall Improvements (2004)||$152,00|
|N. Dundee Basin Storm Improvements (2005)||$675,000|
|Sycamore Ln. Storm Sewer (2006)||$377,000|
|East Diversion Ditch Restoration (2007)||$1,000,000|
|Beach Rd. Storm Sewer (2009-10)||$140,000|
|Palos/Green Bay Basin Improvements (2010)||$1,580,000|
|Harbor/Linden Basin Improvements (2013)||$2,183,000|
|Greenwood/Oakdale Basin Improvements (2013)||$1,740,000|
|Elm Place/Valley Basin Improvements (currently underway 2014)||$2,250,000|
Each of these major storm sewer improvements was designed, through increased pipe capacity, to reduce the severity and duration of street and right-of-way flooding which impacts private property and disrupts vehicular traffic access.