Mayor Emanuel Helps Break Ground For Albany Park Stormwater Diversion Tunnel

Tunnel Will Have Capacity to Divert 2,300 Cubic Feet of Water Per Second, Preventing Types of Floods that Devastated Neighborhood Twice in Recent Years
CHICAGO--(ENEWSPF)--May 23, 2016.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel was joined today by Senator Dick Durbin, Alderman Margaret Laurino (39th Ward) and other partners in breaking ground for the construction of a new Stormwater Diversion Tunnel to relieve the threat of catastrophic flooding in Albany Park. The joint Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)/Metropolitan Water and Reclamation District (MWRD) project will take two years to construct a tunnel 150 feet below ground level to divert stormwater . . .

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