McKinley Stormwater Pump Station Improvements Project

Project Overview
The project will consist of upgrades and improvements to the McKinley Stormwater Pump Station, located along Maple Trail Woods.
Overview Map
This pump station is critical to stormwater relief efforts and the improvements will provide backup pumps, power, and improved controls and monitoring. 

The City of Elmhurst held a virtual public meeting to provide information on construction to improve the McKinley Stormwater Pump Station. 

If you have questions, please contact Tom Foley of Clark Dietz, Inc. at tom.foley@clarkdietz.com.

Latest Update 1/12/24
Updates are provided in conjunction with construction progress meetings.

Last Update: 12/15/2023
Next Update: 2/2024

Variable frequency drives, to control the new stormwater pumps, arrived and were set in place at the electrical building. Conduit for fiber optic cable was installed to one additional facility.

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Over the next month, work will continue to install site electrical conduit and equipment to prepare for the installation of new pumps.  Fiber optic conduit and cable will be installed to add additional facilities to the city-wide fiber optic communications network. The station will remain in service and continue to operate as normal throughout construction.  


Last Update: 11/17/2023
Next Update: 1/2024

Installation of electrical conduit for the new power service has been completed at the pump station and electrical building. A new wall mounted HVAC units were installed at the new electrical building along with new paint to match the adjacent buildings. Fiber optic cable was installed throughout the conduit installed earlier this year.

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Over the next month, work will continue to install site electrical conduit and equipment to prepare for the installation of new pumps.  Fiber optic conduit and cable will be installed to add additional facilities to the city-wide fiber optic communications network. The station will remain in service and continue to operate as normal throughout construction.  


Last Update: 10/18/2023
Next Update: 12/2023

Installation of electrical conduit to power the stormwater pumps and other equipment has started at the pump station. At the electrical building conduit has been installed up to the building exterior and site work has begun to prepare for installation of the new transformer and power service. Fiber optic cable has begun to be installed in the conduits installed throughout the City earlier this year.

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Over the next month, work will continue to install site electrical conduit and equipment to prepare for the installation of new pumps.  Fiber optic conduit and cable will be installed to add additional facilities to the city-wide fiber optic communications network. The station will remain in service and continue to operate as normal throughout construction.  

Last Update: 9/13/2023
Next Update: 11/2023

The new pump tube and piping are installed on the pump station expansion.  Installation of new electrical conduit and equipment is scheduled to begin at both the pump station and electrical building. 

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Over the next month, work will continue to install site electrical conduit and equipment to prepare for the installation of new pumps.  Fiber optic cable will be pulled to connect in the pump stations to upgrade communications and controls. The station will remain in service and continue to operate as normal throughout construction.  


Last Update: 8/9/2023
Next Update: 9/2023

Concrete was poured for the pump tube base and station wall.  Rebar is being installed for the decking. At the electrical building, the interior insulation and ceiling is complete.

Screenshot 2023-08-25 at 2.18.36 PM Over the next two weeks, work will continue to complete the pump station expansion concrete work and add discharge piping to the new pump tube. New pumps are expected to arrive towards the end of August/early September. The electrical building will be prepared for the arrival of electrical equipment expected later this year. The station will remain in service and continue to operate as normal throughout construction.  

Last Update: 8/9/2023
Next Update: Week of 8/23/2023

Concrete was poured for the lid and spillway of the new wet well expansion.  Rebar is being installed for the pump and piping supports.

Conduit for fiber optic cable resumed the week of 7/31 and included connections to the electrical building, pump station, and multiple crossings throughout the City.

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Over the next two weeks, work will continue to complete the pump station expansion concrete work. New pumps are expected to arrive towards the end of August/early September. The electrical building will be prepared for the arrival of electrical equipment expected later this year. The station will remain in service and continue to operate as normal throughout construction.  

Last Update: 7/28/2023
Next Update: Week of 8/9/2023

The new electrical building expansion has a finished roof, insulation, and fresh coat of paint. Electrical equipment will be installed once the new electrical service is installed on site.

At the pump station, rebar is being installed to prepare for the concrete lid and spillway. The storm sewer lining project wrapped up following completion of the 66” storm sewer leading into the wet well at the pump station. The storm sewer lining provides long-term structural rehabilitation and a smooth, clean surface to better convey stormwater out of the collection system.

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Over the next two weeks, work will continue to complete the pump station expansion concrete work. The electrical building will be prepared for the arrival of electrical equipment expected in September. The station will remain in service and continue to operate as normal throughout construction.  Fiber optic installation will continue throughout the City starting the week of 7/31 to complete the remaining conduit crossings.  Notices have been provided to residents impacted by the fiber installation.

Last Update: 7/14/2023
Next Update: Week of 7/24/2023

The new electrical building expansion has a finished roof and fresh coat of paint. Electrical equipment will be installed once the new electrical service is installed on site.

At the pump station, pump tubes were delivered and the first new pump tube was installed in the wet well.  Work is continuing on the spillway expansion and decking to prepare rebar and formwork for the final major concrete pour on the station addition.

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Over the next two weeks, work will continue to complete the pump station expansion concrete work.  Sewer lining of the 66” brick storm sewer to the McKinley is anticipated to start on July 17th and finish that week, weather permitting.  The station will remain in service and continue to operate as normal throughout construction.

Last Update: 6/29/2023
Next Update: Week of 7/10/2023

The new roof is near completion at the electrical building. At the pump station, walls for the new stormwater pump spillway were poured and formwork is underway for the surface.  Pumping equipment and piping is being delivered to the site for upcoming installations.

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In addition to the pump station work, lining repairs of the existing storm sewers to the station began on 6/26 at the south end of Sunnyside Avenue.  The goal of the project is to repair damage, eliminate leaking joints, and provide a new, smooth pipe interior for the existing pipe surfaces to provide better drainage moving forward. Below are photos of the existing brick sewer and a sewer with a new, smooth lining.

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Over the next two weeks, work will continue to complete the pump station concrete and installation of new pumping equipment will begin.  The sewer lining work is anticipated to start back up on July 10th and finish that week.  The station will remain in service and operate as normal throughout construction.

Last Update: 6/15/2023
Next Update: Week of 6/26/2023

The concrete and masonry work has been completed at the electrical building and the roofing is currently being installed. At the pump station, the concrete forms were removed from the expansion and the area was graded.  Formwork to build a new concrete spillway for the new pump has begun and is expected to be completed in the next 2 weeks. 

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Over the next 2 weeks, work will continue to construct the pump station and electrical building expansions, weather permitting.  Roofing over the electrical building is scheduled to be completed.  With the wet well expansion walls in place, new pump equipment is ready to be installed once delivered on site.  Pump equipment is beginning to arrive on site and remaining items are expected in late June/early July.  In the meantime, work will continue to install the new concrete spillway and complete concrete repairs on the exiting station.  The station will remain in service and operate as normal throughout construction.

Last Update: 5/31/2023
Next Update: Week of 6/12/2023

Progress continues at the electrical building expansion. The entry sidewalk and concrete floor were poured, masonry walls were erected, and work is beginning this week on the roof. Concrete walls for the pump station expansion were set up for rebar, formed, and poured.
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Over the next 2 weeks, work will continue to construct the pump station and electrical building expansions, weather permitting.  With the wet well expansion walls in place, new pump equipment is ready to be installed once delivered on site. As the station addition continues, new site electrical conduit will be installed underground in preparation of the new pumps and equipment.  The station will remain in service and operate as normal throughout construction.

Last Update: 5/19/2023
Next Update: Week of 5/29/2023

Rebar and formwork for the pump station expansion walls is nearing completion.  Progress continues at the electrical building expansion, which completed the concrete for the sidewalk and building expansion floor. Electrical manholes have been installed on both sides of the creek to route conduit that will connect the pump station and electrical building. 
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Over the next 2 weeks, work will continue to construct the pump station and electrical building expansions, weather permitting. The area directly south of the station will consist of a new concrete chamber for the installation of a new stormwater pump.

Once the station addition is in place, new site electrical conduit will be installed underground in preparation of the new pumps and equipment. The station will remain in service and operate as normal throughout construction.

Last Update: 5/3/2023
Next Update: Week of 5/15/2023

The first concrete pour has been completed for the pump station expansion.  Rainy weather has slowed progress, but crews are working to complete the expansion of the station as soon as possible.   Progress continues at the electrical building expansion, which completed the second concrete pour for the foundation walls.
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Over the next 2 weeks, work will continue to construct the pump station and electrical building expansions, weather permitting.  The area directly south of the station will consist of a new concrete chamber for the installation of a new stormwater pump.

Once the station addition is in place, new site electrical conduit will be installed underground in preparation of the new pumps and equipment. The station will remain in service and operate as normal throughout construction.

Last Update: 4/19/2023
Next Update: Week of 5/1/2023

Excavation for the pump station expansion is nearly complete and will be followed by installation of rebar and forms to pour new concrete. The first concrete pour for the electrical building expansion foundation was completed last week.
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Over the next 2 weeks, work will continue to construct the pump station and electrical building expansions, weather permitting.  The area directly south of the station will consist of a new concrete chamber for the installation of a new stormwater pump.

Once the station addition is in place, new site electrical conduit will be installed underground in preparation of the new pumps and equipment. The station will remain in service and operate as normal throughout construction.

Last Update: 4/5/2023

Next Update: Week of 4/17/2023

A new stone construction path was installed between the south end of Sunnyside Avenue and the pump station to allow for construction vehicle access.
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Over the next 2 weeks, excavation is expected to begin at the pump station for the construction of the new pump station expansion, weather permitting. The area directly south of the station will be excavated by the contractor to begin forming and pouring the concrete chamber for the station addition. 

Once the station addition is in place, new site electrical conduit will be installed underground in preparation of new pumps and equipment. The station will remain in service and operate as normal throughout construction.

Last Update: 3/24/2023

Construction has begun at the McKinley Lift Station.  Erosion control measures have been installed and construction equipment is arriving on site. 
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Over the next two weeks, a stone construction entrance path will be installed between the pump station and the south end of Sunnyside Avenue.  This work is anticipated to take 3 days, weather permitting.  Following installation of the access path, excavation near the station will begin for the construction of the new pump station expansion. 

Impacts

  • Maple Trail Woods Path will be temporarily closed while construction continues.  An alternate route is provided in the flyer below and will be posted at entrances around the project site.
  • Increased construction traffic can be expected during business hours on Sunnyside Avenue and Vallette Street
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