February 2017

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A Message from Christopher B. Burke

February 23rd, 2017

APWA 2017 Projects of the Year Earlier this year, five CBBEL projects were honored by local branches of the American Public Works Association (APWA) as projects of the year in their respective categories. Three of these projects were recognized at the chapter level and are currently being considered for national recognition. The APWA is an… Read more »

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Elmwood Park Flood Mitigation Project

February 22nd, 2017

Village of Elmwood Park APWA 2017 Suburban Branch Project of the Year APWA 2017 Chicago Metro Chapter Project of the Year Environment ($25 Million To $75 Million) For decades, major storm events have caused significant flooding within the Village of Elmwood Park. These damaging flood events originate from both overbank flooding along the Des Plaines River as… Read more »

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Northside Stormwater Management Project

February 22nd, 2017

Village of River Forest APWA 2017 Suburban Branch Project of the Year Environment ($5 Million to $25 Million) ACEC 2017 Annual Engineering Excellence Merit Award The Northside Stormwater Management Project was a sewer separation project designed to establish separate storm and sanitary sewer systems in the predominantly residential northern portion of the Village. The project provided… Read more »

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Walnut/Myrtle/Evergreen Stormwater Improvement Project

February 22nd, 2017

City of Elmhurst APWA 2017 Suburban Branch Project of the Year APWA 2017 Chicago Metro Chapter Project of the Year Environment (Less Than $5 Million) During the storm events of June 23 and July 23-24, 2010, the City of Elmhurst (City) experienced record rainfalls that resulted in hundreds of flooded residences. Homes throughout the City were severely… Read more »

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Libertyville Multi Year Utility and Road Program

February 22nd, 2017

Village of Libertyville APWA 2017 Lake Branch Project of the Year Management Innovation (Less Than $5 Million) Sometimes municipalities are unable to meet their infrastructure capital needs due to a significant lack of funding. The Village of Libertyville grew weary of complaints about road conditions and took the question directly to the residents to decide if they… Read more »

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Peterson Road Corridor Project

February 22nd, 2017

Lake County Division of Transportation APWA 2017 Lake Branch Project of the Year APWA 2017 Chicago Metro Chapter Project of the Year Transportation ($25 Million to $75 Million) On January 17, 2017, the American Public Works Association’s Lake Branch of the Chicago Metropolitan Chapter presented the Project of the Year Award for Transportation ($25 Million… Read more »

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concrete drainage pipes on a newly built industrial area

APWA 2017 Projects of the Year

February 22nd, 2017

Earlier this year, five CBBEL projects were honored by local branches of the American Public Works Association (APWA) as projects of the year in their respective categories. Three of these projects were recognized at the chapter level and are currently being considered for national recognition. The APWA is an organization that, according to its website,… Read more »

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