The Engineering Section’s mission is to ensure new development, redevelopment, as well as public facilities, are designed and constructed to the highest standards. The mission is also to provide direction and planning assistance in the maintenance of public facilities. This work is undertaken to ensure residents are provided with the most highly desirable and dependable public facilities and resources.
Telegraph Road Train Station Pedestrian Underpass Project
The City received grant funds to build a pedestrian tunnel underneath the railroad tracks at the Telegraph Rd train station. As part of the approval process, the City will be required to seek approvals from Metra, Amtrak, and IDOT on this project. The City is currently conducting a Phase I Preliminary Engineering Study evaluating conceptual plans, existing site conditions, and potential environmental impacts. If you need additional information, please contact Robert Ells at 847-810-3555.
Flood Zone Information
For information about flood zones, contact the Engineering Section at 847-810-3554.
Did you know that about 20% of the land in the U.S. is affected by excess water that can damage homes and property? The good news is that there are signs a homeowner can look for, situations to avoid and solutions that reduce drainage problem. The City has developed a brochure to assist residents in understanding their drainage problems and to provide possible solutions to reduce those problems. A copy of the brochure can be downloaded by clicking here. If you need assistance, please call Engineering at 847-810-3554.
In most cases, the private property owner is responsible for maintaining the portion of the drainage system located on their property and solving localized problems. There are many ways to improve drainage. Some are simple and inexpensive, while others are more complex and costly. If you plan to contract out the work, be sure to get more than one estimate and carefully evaluate different alternatives.
Each summer, the Engineering Section undertakes sidewalk repairs. To report damaged areas, please contact Engineering at 847-810-3554.