Construction Projects

Well 15 - Water Treatment Facility 

Construction of the Well 15 - Ion Exchange Water Treatment Plant (WTP) was financed by the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF). The SRF is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) with federal funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This project includes the long-term construction of a new Water Treatment Plant (WTP). Improvements made to current piping system will allow connectivity to the new water treatment plant's distribution system. 

Once complete, this WTP will improve water quality for the residents and businesses in Lockport by providing higher quality water than the existing wells. SRF programs operate in each state to provide communities the resources necessary to build, Maintain, and improve the infrastructure that protects one of our most valuable resources: water.


Design Services: Strand Associates, Inc.
Construction Services: Thieneman Construction, Inc.


PhaseStart DateStatus
Pre-ConstructionSeptember 2019Complete
ConstructionSpring 2020In Progress

Recent Updates

April2021Well start up operations have begun. Final punch list work in progress.
March2021Well Pump and motor installed. Preparations have begun for testing, disinfection, and start up.
February 2021Well house construction complete. Start up and testing anticipated this month.
November 2020Underground utility work complete. Well house instrumentation work started. Parking lot paving to begin soon.
July 2020Brick masonry and utility work started. Contractor currently installing piping and instrumentation.
May2020Well house foundation walls complete. Preparation for underground utility installation has begun.

5th Street to 9th Street: Water Main Replacement & Roadway Reconstruction 

Planned work consists of roadway reconstruction of approximately 8,600 linear feet of centerline including existing asphalt pavement removal, new concrete curb and gutter, hot mix asphalt (HMA) pavement and driveway aprons. Utility infrastructure improvements include storm water management consisting of the installation of new inlets, manholes and storm sewer pipe, new water main and water service constructions, and related parkway restoration including sodding and temporary erosion control.

Location Details

  • 6th Street - State Street to 7th Street
  • Hamilton Street - 5th Street to 7th Street
  • 7th Street - Madison Street to 9th Street
  • Madison Street - 5th Street to 9th Street
  • Jefferson Street - 9th Street to 5th Street
  • 8th Street - Washington Street to Madison Street
  • Washington Street - 8th Street to 9th Street 


Engineering Services: City of Lockport
Construction Services: Austin Tyler Construction


PhaseStart DateStatus
Pre-ConstructionFebruary 2019Complete
ConstructionSpring 2021In Progress

Latest Updates

April2021Comed pole relocation work complete. Nicor relocation work in progress. Austin Tyler has begun water main installation operations at 6th Street & State Street. Crews will work East with water main installation. Occasional water main and roadways shut downs may occur. 
March2021ComEd pole relocation began January 2021. Nicor relocation began March 5, 2021. Preparations have begun for AT&T and Comcast relocation work.
2021The project was awarded to Austin Tyler Construction on January 6, 2021. Utility relocation began on January 29, 2021 in preparation of water main installation.

2021 Resurfacing Project 

The 2021 Resurfacing Project will focus on roadway resurfacing, curb replacement, and improving ADA crossings throughout the Willow Walk subdivision. These yearly maintenance operations are vital to keeping roadways and sidewalks in great condition while saving money by greatly extending the lifetime of the roadways in Lockport neighborhoods.


Design Services: Christopher Burke Engineering
Construction Services: Austin Tyler Construction


PhaseStart DateStatus
Pre-ConstructionApril 2021Complete
ConstructionApril 2021In Progress

Recent Updates

April2021Project awarded to Austin Tyler Construction on 4-7-21. Pre-Construction Meeting held on 4-13-21. Construction mobilization planned for week of 4-12-21.