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Village of Libertyville

Highlands Subdivision Flood Reduction Project

Construction Updates


Construction will begin on Crestfield the week of 4/3 with material and equipment deliveries, sawcutting and pipe installation.  The work will move to Dymond and north on Dymond to Shari and Harms.


An open house will be held Wednesday March 22, 2023, from 4PM to 6PM at the Village of Libertyville Village Hall, located at 118 W Cook Avenue to discuss Phase 2 of the Nicholas Dowden Flood Control Project in more detail. Construction is set to begin the week of March 27. 

Phase 2 includes storm sewer installation throughout the surrounding neighborhood streets to route stormwater to the newly constructed storage area in Nicholas Dowden Park south of Crane Blvd as shown in the location map below.  The construction of relief storm sewers will commence along Harms, Shari, Dymond, Crestfield, Crane, Drake, Rockland, Burdick, Ames, Auston and Ash (streets) within their respective right of ways.  The design of the storm sewers combined with the storage component will provide approximately a 100-year level of service for majority of the structures impacted in this area.


Work in the Park will continue in March and April to complete the softball fields and storage building.  Storm sewer installation throughout the surrouding neighborhood streets will begin in late March and continue through November 2023. 

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Grading and landscape restoration with seeding and blanket is complete in the park for the winter.  Construction of park amenities will continue in the spring.  Completion of park amenities will mark the completion of Phase 1 or the flood storage portion of the project.  Design of Phase 2, the storm sewer portion of the project will be complete this month and the project will be out to bid January 23.  Construction of storm sewers is scheduled to begin April 1.  Ahead of Phase 2 construction, the existing storm and sanitary sewers in the area will be televised beginning January 23.  You may see crews completing this work through mid February. 


Proposed Park Rendering Click image to expand

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