Updated: November 11, 2013 11:51AM
Flossmoor’s water main improvement project is on track and on budget, village trustees were told Monday night.
The village board approved Baxter and Woodman Consulting Engineers to design the next phase of the project, which will replace seven miles of water lines over eight years.
“They’ll go out and survey the areas we’ve selected, and put together a set of construction drawings for us sometime, hopefully in either late January or early February,” public works director George Peluso said.
Construction should begin on sections of Gardner Road, Vollmer Road and Princeton Road and in the Heather Hills North subdivision in the spring and be complete by the end of the summer, Peluso said.
“There will be at least four months of construction work,” he said. “Hopefully, by late summer all the water mains will be connected, and all of the services done and the landscaping done.”
Peluso said Flossmoor’s water main system, which is more than 50 years old, has between 25 to 30 breaks each year. Depending on the number and severity of the breaks, the village can waste anywhere from 200,000 to 700,000 gallons of water annually, he said.
The specific areas where water lines will be replaced next year are Gardner Road from Western Avenue to Carroll Parkway, Vollmer Road from Holly Lane to Dixie Highway and Princeton Road from Vollmer Road to Hanover Lane.
In Heather Hill North, lines will be replaced along Hawthorne Lane, Streiff Lane, Arquilla Lane, Emelia Court and Link Court.