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updated: 8/9/2013 4:24 PM

Mt. Prospect OKs stormwater drainage work

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The Mount Prospect village board this week approved a contract for the Golfview Estates Drainage Project, part of its effort to address flooding.

The Golfview Estates subdivision is bounded by Busse Road to the west, Lonnquist Boulevard to the south and the Mount Prospect Golf Course to the east and north. It does not have storm sewers and relies on ditches for stormwater drainage.

Inconsistencies in the flow lines of several of the ditches have created, according to the village "local summits that reduce the capacity of the ditches, and low areas that collect and hold water long after the rain has ended."

The project will re-establish a consistent flow line to both improve the drainage of the ditches and eliminate the water ponding in the ditches.

"It was an area that was subject to pretty extensive surface flooding and stormwater flooding," Public Works Director Sean Dorsey said.

Trustee Steven Polit asked Dorsey if the project would address runoff from the golf course.

Dorsey replied that was a different issue.

The low bidder, LIFCO Contractors Inc. of Carol Stream, was awarded the contract for an amount not to exceed $119,800, which includes a 15 percent contingency. Eight contractors submitted bids, ranging from LIFCO's low bid of $104,200 to a high of $220,000.

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