Tolono OKs work to fix flooding problem

Tolono OKs work to fix flooding problem

TOLONO — The village will pay an estimated $19,460 to fix a flooding problem on Third Street between Marshall and Benham streets.

Engineer Larry Johnson of Foth Infrastructure and Environment said a 6-inch tile in the area was recently televised and "seems to be working fine."

"Its shortcoming is it's not very big," Johnson said.

Stewart and Stewart Inc. of Tolono will lower the rim of an existing inlet at the intersection of Third and Benham about 6 inches. The contractor will install new 12-inch culverts under two driveways and under Third Street and will cut ditches along Third Street's east side. About 100 feet of an alley from Third Street west will be regraded.

In the second phase of the project, Stewart and Stewart will remove concrete on two driveways and repour them. The contractor will install 240 feet of new 12-inch corrugated metal pipe along Benham. Fill dirt will be hauled to cover the pipe and will be spread on ditches.

The cost includes grading, seeding and mulching all affected areas.

In his proposal, Stewart and Stewart President Dee Jay Stewart noted that the second phase may not be necessary because there is an inlet where alley water can be directed.

The work will be paid for out of the village's streets and alleys fund.

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