Providence Village Drainage Inspections
Over the last several years, the Village of Gurnee has received a number of complaints regarding erosion and drainage concerns within Providence Village. To further study these concerns, Village Engineering staff began inspecting the large backyard and side yard drainage swales in January 2018 for properties south of Middle Road, and then continued the inspections to properties north of Middle Road in September 2018.
As potential drainage issues are discovered, Village Staff Engineers and engineering consultants are putting together recommendations on how to improve drainage in these areas. To help visualize the recommendations, the following map is available: http://webmaps.gurnee.il.us/ProvidenceVillageDrainage/index.html
Recommendations for properties south of Middle Road can be found at the link below. Recommendations for properties north of Middle Road will be published once the findings are determined.
The Village of Gurnee Board of Trustees has directed the Engineering Division to undertake drainage improvement projects in the Providence Village Subdivision in response to frequent complaints of standing water and erosion in the drainage swales.
Due to the size of the project the work effort will be split into multiple years. Areas south of Middle Road were budgeted for work this year and Engineering staff has prepared a scope of work. Areas north of Middle Road will be conducted in the second phase of the project.
All proposed work is expected to occur within the public utility and drainage easements, however, numerous properties have personal effects in these easement areas such as plantings, fencing, sheds, etc. that will need to be removed to allow access with machinery. Due to these impacts, Mayor Kovarik and the Engineering Division wish to invite you to a public meeting on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Hall (325 N O'Plaine Road) to discuss the overall project.