As it runs down Kaufmann Ave., stormwater can form what resembles a river on 22nd St. from Central Ave. to Elm Street. New concrete storm sewers will be installed to increase stormwater capacity. Currently, the storm sewer is not even large enough to handle even a moderate rain event.
The project consists of a new concrete storm sewer along E. 22nd St. from Elm St. to Central Ave. continuing up Kaufmann Ave. to Kane Street. Large, high-capacity storm drains will be placed in the grass terrace along Kaufmann Ave. to capture overland drainage, and the several standard single-grate storm drains will be installed. It also involves total street and sidewalk reconstruction and the relocation of underground utilities along the entire length of the project. Construction will be completed in phases starting at Elm St.
Phase 1: 22nd St. from Elm to White St.
Expected to begin in early 2018.
Public Information Meeting: Tuesday, August 22
Open House from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Comiskey Park Building, 24th St. & Jackson St.
Short Presentation at 5:30 p.m.
To learn more about this project, attend the upcoming public information meeting on Tuesday, August 22, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. City staff and project consultants will provide a project overview and answer questions. The meeting also provides an opportunity for you to share information. The City is seeking feedback on how to best phase construction and is gathering information about accessibility needs. City staff and the contractor will work with those with mobility issues to accommodate access to their property as much as possible during the project. Information about the Bee Branch Healthy Homes Resiliency Program will also be available.