Tolono OKs design of storm sewer

Tolono OKs design of storm sewer

TOLONO — The village has authorized its engineering firm to begin the design of a new storm sewer on North Calhoun Street.

A 1995 drainage study by Foth Infrastructure and Environment suggested running a 48-inch sewer from Main Street to Walnut Street, with the sewer downsizing as it jogged to the west. Foth engineer Larry Johnson told the village board this week that extending the Calhoun Street sewer to Walnut Street, a distance of four blocks, would cost $787,807.

Extending the sewer to Locust Street, one block farther north, would cost $979,154, he said.

Johnson said it would take between four and six months to obtain permits for the project, and then bids would be accepted. Construction might start in the winter or next spring, and it's possible it would be completed by next summer, he said.

The board discussed using bonds backed by tax increment financing revenue to pay for the project. Johnson projected that total payments would be $1.16 million for a $787,807 bond and $1.44 million for a $979,154 bond.

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