This project includes construction of new storm sewer along Summit Street, from IL‐7 to 7th. This new storm sewer will serve to reroute much of the storm flows that come from the Berkots Shopping Center and Ashley Point Subdivision, south along Summit to and existing storm sewer on 7th Street.
Currently, the storm water from this area flows North, under IL‐7, into a small creek that runs west between 3rd Street & Corwin's Shopping Center. When the creek rises, water backs up into the storm drains on 3rd street, between Muehl & LeJeune. This causes the street to flood and has nearly flooded the apartment buildings on the south side of the road, several times.