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Waubonsee Creek Repairs to Finally Begin

Sep 02, 2014 07:47PM ● Published by Steven Jack

The long-delayed work on the washed out Waubonsee Creek Path between Adams Street and the bridge leading into Hudson Crossing Park will begin Monday, Sept. 8

According to Jennifer Hughes, the village’s public works director, D Construction will work through mid-November to replace the retaining wall and path that was damaged in the April 2013 storms. The path will be closed during construction.

The contract for the work was awarded to D Construction last month in an amount of $290,000. 

RELATED: Path Repairs Delayed Again

The project has been twice delayed. Hughes recommended rejecting a bid in July that came in $400,000 over the village’s original budget. The bidding process was re-opened and D Construction was given the job in August.

The project faced initial delays after the village waited for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to pledge its financial support. FEMA will provide $26,000 to help rebuild the path.

Previously the path essentially was built on existing ground and no retaining wall between the creek and the path was ever constructed, which is what caused the destruction of the path during the flood, Hughes said.

Plans for the reconstruction call for a six-foot retaining wall to be constructed between the creek and path.

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