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Government

Glendale Heights receives $1.4M stormwater grant

GLENDALE HEIGHTS – The village of Glendale Heights has been awarded more than $1 million by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency to improve stormwater drainage in town, according to a village news release.

The $1,376,100 grant is part of the agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

The stormwater improvements will be located in and around the Glendale Square Shopping Center at the northwest corner of North Avenue and Glen Ellyn Road.

They will include bank stabilization and modification of structures to the existing James Court Pond, the upsizing of 75 feet of storm sewer, creation of new inlets and a storm sewer at the south side of the shopping center, and the construction of a new 6-acre detention pond south of the Menards shopping center, according to the release.

“This grant will ultimately lessen the financial impact when future flooding occurs in these areas, and it will help the community members and business owners continue to prosper,” Glendale Heights Mayor Linda Jackson said in the release.

This project has been in the planning process for several months and with the help of this grant, will finally be able to get underway, the release stated. Glendale Heights officials anticipate the detailed design of this project will begin this spring, with award of the project in spring 2015.

Construction is anticipated for summer 2015.

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