Deerpath/Route 41 Viaduct/Pump Station Project

Project Description
The objective of the project is to mitigate the flooding problem at Deerpath and Route 41, by constructing a new pumping station at the southwest corner of Ahwahnee Lane and Deerpath Road.   

deerpath flooding

Latest Construction Update
Updated November 18, 2021 

At the southeast corner: 
Work will continue at the Pump Station building site throughout the fall and winter months with limited impacts to traffic on Deerpath Road and Ahwahnee Lane. Control measures, such as signage and flaggers (if necessary), will be in place to direct traffic in and around this area.

On Deerpath Golf Course:  

Landscaping activities around Detention Pond #1 (west pond) and Detention Pond #2 (east pond) are substantially complete. These areas will officially open up to golfers next spring. Check out the FAQ section for a detailed planting list.

9.2.21 GC Pond 1 Pic        9.2.21 GC Pond 2 Pic

A streetscape/landscape plan for the north side of Deerpath Road along the golf course is also being developed. The plan is currently in its preliminary design phase. Check back for updates soon!

Construction Information
Contractor:  Berger Construction
Timeline:  Construction began in November 2020 and is expected to be completed by December 2022
Funding Amount/Source:  Project cost is $12,127,335 and is being funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
Construction Hours:  Contractors are working from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on weekdays. Should Deerpath need to be reduced to one lane, flaggers will be present to direct trucks entering and existing Deerpath Golf Course.
Project Completion Percentage (as of 10/21/21): 65%

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Contact Bernard Pondexter, Engineering Assistant - 847.810.3556

Frequently Asked Questions

What specific improvements does the Project entail?
The Project will include the following components:
  • New pump station at Ahwahnee Lane and Deerpath Road
  • Additional storm sewers on Route 41 and Deerpath Road
  • Creation of two detention ponds on Deerpath Golf Course
  • Deerpath eastbound and westbound lanes will be widened by 6 feet (Under Route 41)
Where will the two detention ponds be located on Deerpath Golf Course?
The two ponds will be located on the Deerpath Golf Course, as indicated below.
detention ponds
What types of plants will be used adjacent to the new ponds?

All native plant materials will be used adjacent to and surrounding the detention ponds.

Please see the image below for the planting zones and view the detailed plant materials list by zone.

6.10.21 Golf Course Planting Zones

When is the project anticipated to be complete?
The project is currently on track to be completed by December 2022.
What will the new pump station look like?

Below is a drawing of the new pump station that will be constructed at the southwest corner of Ahwahnee Lane and Deerpath Road.

Pump Station Drawing 1

Where can I go to find more information about this project?
To view the IDOT project page for the Deerpath/Route 41 Viaduct/Pump Station Project, please click here.
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