Addison Creek Culvert Replacement Project
The Addison Creek Watershed is located in the northeastern portion of the county within the Village of Bensenville and Unincorporated DuPage County. The entire watershed drains into Redmond Reservoir, located north of George Street and south of Red Oak Street. The watershed is composed of open space, residential and commercial districts and a golf course. Downstream areas of the watershed have experienced significant flooding in the past. The Addison Creek Culvert Replacement Project involved increasing the sizes of several road culverts in the area to help reduce flooding upstream of the culverts and to allow stormwater to flow more efficiently into the Redmond Reservoir. DuPage County provided $400,000.00 for the Addison Creek Culvert Replacement Project through an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Village of Bensenville. The culvert replacements included the following improvements:
- Increasing the size of the culverts at the condominium entrance drive just upstream of the Redmond Reservoir from two, 4 ft. and one, 1.5 ft. corrugated metal pipes to triple, 5.5 ft. reinforced concrete pipes.
- Increasing the size of the culverts under Red Oak Street from twin, 6 ft. corrugated metal pipes to twin, 7.5 ft. reinforced concrete pipes.
- Increasing the size of the culverts under the apartment driveway located just north of George Street and east of York Road from two, 4 ft. corrugated metal pipes and one, 1.58 ft. reinforced concrete pipe to twin, 6 ft. reinforced concrete pipes.
- Removal of the twin, 57 in. x 38 in. corrugated metal pipe arches at the confluence of Tributaries 2 & 3 and replacement with an open channel section.