Storm sewers to drain a 200-acre unsewered area in Lockport, Illinois, were designed by RJN Environmental Associates, Incorporated. The recommended improvements included 12,500 ft of new storm sewers with two outfalls into the Illinois and Michigan Canal. The main outfall in the southern portion of Lockport necessitated the crossing of Illinois Central Railroad's right-of-way. The sewer was constructed by the open trench method. Because of heavy commuter and freight traffic over this section of track, it was necessary to complete this part of the project between the hours of 11:00 p.m. Saturday and 5:00 a.m. Sunday. Also, underground cables existed within the right-of-way and bedrock was found six ft below the railroad bed. All work, including removal of small amounts of rock and backfilling with granular material, was completed within the six-hour time frame.

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    Public Works Journal Corporation

    P.O. Box 688
    Ridgewood, NJ  United States  07451
  • Authors:
    • McCluskey, G
    • Maney, S R
    • Johnson, W D
  • Publication Date: 1989-6

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  • Accession Number: 00485288
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1989 12:00AM