Fairlane/Elmhurst/McClinton St area

Map of the Fairlane Elmhurst McClinton affected area

What is the Project?

Improvements to manage storm water from north of Fairlane Street to McClinton Street (Ward 1), generally along Elmhurst Ave. Potential solutions could include the installation of a storm drainage system and improvements to the existing open channel to convey runoff safely through the area.

Why is it Important?

To alleviate flooding in several structures in the area from drainage that flows from the north. Flooding occurs due to a lack of adequate storm drainage system through the area. Runoff currently floods the neighborhood in the area of S Wood Avenue, E Fairlane Sreet, S Elmhurst Avenue, and E McClinton Street.

What is the Status?

On October 1, 2019 a contract was approved with McClelland Engineers to proceed with a conceptual design identifying potential improvements to help alleviate flooding in the area. On May 21, 2020 this study was completed and identified multiple alternatives to both convey the water more efficiently as well as reduce the peak flows in the area.

The City is currently working with the impacted property owners to determine the best option moving forward.

How is it Funded?

Funding for this project comes from the Bond issue passed by voters in April, 2019.