Arlington Heights Cypress Park construction project kicks off this spring

  • The area in and around Cypress Park in Arlington Heights will be under construction for much of 2019, with a planned stormwater, street rehab and water main project scheduled to take place.

    The area in and around Cypress Park in Arlington Heights will be under construction for much of 2019, with a planned stormwater, street rehab and water main project scheduled to take place. Christopher Placek | Staff Photographer, 2018

 
 
Updated 2/19/2019 5:52 PM

While it might be a temporary inconvenience to residents on the south side of Arlington Heights, village officials plan to kick off a three-phase stormwater, street rehab and water main project this spring and be done by the end of the year -- a quicker timeline than originally planned.

The work that will take place in an area bounded by Arlington Heights Road, Ridge Avenue, Central Road and Noyes Street will leave some streets and backyards torn up, but getting the project done in one year instead of two is meant to reduce the inconvenience to the residents, and ultimately provide lower inspection and construction costs, village officials said.

 

On Monday, the village board approved contracts totaling $7.1 million for work that includes expansion of a stormwater detention basin at Cypress Park to help reduce street and surface flooding in the area, along with the addition and replacement of large diameter storm sewer pipes. Those upgrades were deemed to be among the highest priority of 17 stormwater projects identified after a July 2011 storm that flooded parts of the village.

Last August, the village borrowed nearly $10 million to help pay for the first few projects.

The project also includes rehab and lining of some 11,000 linear feet of water main located in some backyard easements.

And roadway reconstruction is planned for sections of Cypress Street, Highland Avenue, Vail Avenue and Dunton Avenue -- meaning full replacement of curbs, inlets, roadway asphalt and base. Resurfacing will take place on portions of White Oak Street and Evergreen Avenue, consisting of the partial replacement of curbs and gutters, patching of the road base, and removal and replacement of the surface layer of asphalt.

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