Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Chicago District, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-9), and Glenview Village President Michael Jenny marked the end of a storm-sewer improvement project in Glenview, Illinois.
“The Army Corps of Engineers plays a vital role in helping local communities address environmental issues that would often be too challenging to resolve,” Rep. Schakowsky said. “Projects like this one are a great example of how we can work together and marshal resources at different levels of government to solve real, lasting problems.”
The project included installing approximately 900 feet of 24-inch reinforced concrete storm-sewer line in the Glen Oak Acres neighborhood within the roadway along Wagner Road from Huckleberry Lane to DeL’Ogier Drive. It also included construction of a new storm-sewer along DeL’Ogier Drive from Wagner Road to the existing outfall to the North Branch of the Chicago River.
“Since the heavy rains in 2008 that caused large-scale flooding in Glenview, the Village Board of Trustees has made flood control and stormwater improvement projects a top priority,” Glenview Village President Michael Jenny said. “The village’s share of the project was just over $723,000, which was included in Glenview’s annual Capital Improvements Program, while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contributed more than $1.1 million, and this project could not have been accomplished without the support and patience of our residents. We look forward to working again with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on future projects.”
On Sept. 7, 2019, Kovilic Construction Company, Inc., of Franklin Park, Illinois, was awarded a $1.19M contract for storm-sewer improvements for the Village of Glenview, Illinois. KCC is a U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a)-designated small business. The Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program is designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete for federal contracts.
The project is authorized under Section 219 of the Water Resources Development Act 1992, as amended by Section 504 of WRDA 1996, Section 502 of WRDA 1999, and by Section 108 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2001. Section 219, as amended, allows USACE to provide planning, design, and construction assistance for carrying out water-related environmental infrastructure projects in select areas. The project under this authority are cost shared 75 percent federal and 25 percent nonfederal sponsor.
“We are proud of this project and the flood-risk reduction benefits it will provide,” Steve Fischer, USACE Chicago District deputy district engineer, said. “Infrastructure improvement projects are the result of partnerships among federal, regional, and local agencies. It is great to complete projects like this in your community that help improve the quality of life for residents.”
The Corps’ small business mission is to sustain USACE as a premier organization to develop small businesses, maximize opportunities to participate in our procurements, and ensure a broad base of capable suppliers to support the Corps' mission and strengthen our nation’s economic development.
The USACE, Chicago District is responsible for water resources development in the Chicago metropolitan area, an area of about 5,000 square miles with a population of about nine million, through a variety of projects including flood risk management and storm damage reduction, navigation, aquatic ecosystem restoration, emergency management, and interagency and international services.