North Broadway Force Main & Pump Station

North Broadway Forcemain with Aerials

General Information

Tentative Start Date: Late July, 2017 
Tentative Completion Date: December 31, 2017 
Project Manager: Ying L. Miao
Bid Opening: March 24, 2017
Bid Award: May 4, 2017
Contractor: Glenbrook Excavating & Concrete, Inc.
Awarded Contract Amount: $1,687,459.50
Funding Sources: Capital Improvements Fund

Project Information

Project Limits: E. North Broadway from Fairfield to S. Grace St; S. Grace Street from E. North Broadway to E. Hickory

This Project Includes: Installation of a pump station at E. North Broadway and Fairfield. It also includes installation of a 30” force main.

Traffic Impact:
No roadway closures or detour are anticipated. The sidewalk on the east side of Grace from North Broadway to Hickory will be closed.

Contact Information

Public Works Department
Phone: (630) 620-5740
Project Manager: Ms. Ying Miao
Phone: (630) 620-5740
After Hours: Lombard Police Department
Phone: (630) 620-5740


Why is this project necessary?
The installation of the pump station and force main is necessary to separate combined sewers located within the Gatz Pond watershed. 
How does this benefit the Village?
The project will reduce backyard flooding problem in the Gatz Pond watershed areas due to the sewer backups.
Will my driveway be inaccessible?
Driveways along the east side of Grace from North Broadway to Hickory will not be accessible Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM during the installation of the force main along Grace.

Will my water be affected? 
There will be no scheduled water service interruptions.


Public Meeting: May 25, 2017  Presentation
Press Release: June 7, 2017
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Newsletters & Notices: Periodically newsletters and notices are distributed to residents to keep them apprised of current and upcoming construction related events.

8/11/17:  Grace Street Construction Notice
9/22/17: Driveway Apron Update


North Broadway Eastbound Closure

Construction Updates


4/10/18 - The pump station and force main have been completed. Starting April 11th the contractor will begin restoring the site. First the earth retainment system (steel I-beams) will be removed and the area backfilled. Some noise and vibrations are inevitable in this process. The soil stockpiled along the south side of North Broadway will then be removed. The parkway restoration is anticipated to be finished by the end of May, including those areas that are the responsibility of Nicor. The pavement disturbed on North Broadway will be resurfaced after the landscape restoration. Lastly, the Village will install a landscape screening in front of the generator.
12/21/17 - The pump station control building and generator will be installed on December 28, or soon thereafter pending weather. A crane will be used so temporary limitations to through traffic during the workday is expected for setup and safety. The last part of the force main along the south parkway of North Broadway will be installed after the New Year. The contractor will then work on the electrical system and installing the pumps through January and February.
11/27/17 - Due to an isolated area of poor soils encountered, the project had paused but will resume tomorrow with the installation of four helical piers to support one side of the forthcoming wet well for the pump station.
10/30/17 - Starting today, the Village will be continuously running a mobile pump and generator for approximately 2-3 days at North Broadway and Chase.  It may need to run longer based on additional inflow of groundwater and rainfall.  The storm sewer has been blocked to retain water and the overflow has been safely diverted until the new pump station at North Broadway and Fairfield is operational. 
10/24/17 - The contractor will start constructing the pump station on North Broadway tomorrow (October 25), weather permitting. The entire project is anticipated to be completed in February, pending weather. The westbound lane of North Broadway from Grace to Edgewood will normally remain open, while the eastbound lane will be closed to traffic. However, the westbound lane may occasionally also be closed to through-traffic due to safety concerns. Driveways will remain accessible, although there may be delays due to construction movements. Refuse, recycling and yard waste services will be uninterrupted although collection may be as early at 6:00 a.m. in order to avoid construction activity.
8/8/17 - The contractor is now mobilizing to construct the pump station and force main. Pending adverse weather and other unforeseen delays, the force main pipes will be staged on the south parkway along North Broadway on Wednesday, 8/9. Excavation at the east side of Grace Street for auger pits will take place on August 11th, following by installation of the force main starting August 14th.

Grace Street traffic will be shifted for the construction between Hickory and North Broadway starting on August 14th. Two-way traffic will be maintained but the west side of Grace will be posted “no parking”.

Eastbound North Broadway will be closed during construction starting the week of August 14th. Westbound traffic will be maintained through the entire construction period.

7/18/17 - The project delay has been due to the need to relocate overhead wires and also to receive the 30-in pipe for the force main. The work on the pump station on North Broadway will begin as soon as ComEd and Comcast raise their wires, which is anticipated by the end of July. The force main on Grace will start after the 30-in pipe is delivered, which anticipated in September.