Updated: September 24, 2012 6:25AM
Midlothian plans to install precast cement bridges at Keystone, Karlov and Keeler avenues along Natalie Creek to reduce area flooding.
The project, slated for this summer, is expected to cost about $705,000 and take three months to complete, officials said at Wednesday’s village board meeting.
The village has sent the proposal to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and is waiting to receive approval before moving forward with the project.
Branches and debris are prone to collect in the current box culverts. So during heavy rains, the village dispatches employees to monitor the creek for blockages.
“All it takes is the right size twig or something and we’re flooded,” Trustee James Potempa said.