By: Hank Beckman
Source: Sun Times
The project is the work of an intergovernmental agreement between DuPage County, the City of Warrenville, and the DuPage County Forest Preserve District, and seeks to improve flood control in the area and restore the riverbank.
“It’s a significant protection level,” project consultant Marty Michalisko said.
The cost of the project is estimated at $4 million, partially funded by a $1.37 million grant from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the rest coming from DuPage County.
The improvements will be to a three-mile stretch of the river, including two miles within McDowell Forest Preserve. Planned is a protective berm along the east side of the river with a multi-use path on top of it.
The berm will help to protect against flooding by creating a barrier between River Road and the river. The path will be 10 feet wide, and have three entrances from the roadway.
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