Groveland Levee Flood Risk Management Project

November 18, 2022 Update

The Village Board has received a revised schedule of the Groveland Floodwall project. The Village Board and Commissions welcome feedback on the floodwall project.

  1. Finalize Alignment - Spring 2023
  2. Final Engineering and Design - Fall 2023/Spring 2024
  3. Real Estate Acquisition - 18-24 months
  4. Award Construction Contract - Fall 2025
  5. Construction Begins - Late Winter 2025/Early Spring 2026
  6. Construction Ends - Summer 2028

There is currently a berm along Groveland Avenue; however, flooding occurs around the berm due to elevations in the area. The scope of the proposed Groveland Avenue Levee Flood Risk Management Project includes extending the line of protection. This will significantly reduce flooding in the area but will not remove adjacent properties from the floodplain.

This project was presented to Village staff in 2015; however, at that time it was noted that the Village did not have the resources to fund the non-federal portion of the project. Discussions resumed in 2017 after the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) notified the Village that they would fund the non-federal portion of the costs of the project. The modeling that was completed by both the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) was reviewed by the Village Engineers at Burke Engineering. 

The US Army Corps of Engineers outlined the Groveland Avenue Levee Flood Risk Management Project and the benefits to residents in the impacted area at the Village Board Meeting on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Representatives from Burke Engineering were in attendance at the meeting to answer questions from residents and the Village Board.  Representatives from MWRD and IDNR were unable to attend the meeting, however, they reviewed various modeling, participated in discussions and are supportive of the project. Below is an outline of the project costs and a tentative timeline:

Estimated Project Costs

  • Project Engineering and Design:  $659,465
  • Construction Management:  $299,172
  • Lands and Damages:  $513,632
  • Relocations:  $1,021,993
  • Construction:  $4,665,820
  • Total Project Costs:  $7,160,082
  • Federal Cost:  $4,654,054
  • Non-Federal Cost:  $2,506,028

Project Funding Update as of November 21, 2020

  • Federal:  $500,000 (65%)
  • Non-Federal:  $269,231 (35% - MWRD)
  • Total Funding Available:  $769,231
  • Total Obligated:  $130,479.64
  • Remaining Design Funds:  $638,751.36

Project Schedule Update as of November 18, 2022

  • Commence Design Phase:  Fall 2023
  • Complete Design Phase:  Spring 2024
  • Real Estate Acquisition: 18-24 Months
  • Award Contract:  Fall 2025
  • Construction Starts:  Late Winter 2025/Early Spring 2026
  • Construction Complete:  Summer 2028

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