County looks to fix standing water issue in Clarendon Hills
Updated: February 11, 2013 6:41AM
CLARENDON HILLS — The DuPage County Division of Transportation is addressing an issue of periodic standing water on the pavement at 55th Street and Bentley Avenue.
The county completed a $4.4 million improvement of 55th Street recently, but the standing water has continued to be an issue.
Paul Krueger, the project engineer for the Division of Transportation, said Monday he was made aware of the standing water about a week earlier.
“There’s an existing inlet holding water there,” he said. “It’s not a problem, but it’s something we’re going to try to have our maintenance department fix.”
Krueger said the standing water issue was there prior to the start of the road project in April.
Road improvements were completed from Holmes Avenue in Clarendon Hills west to Williams Street, which is at the western edge of Westmont, about seven blocks west of Cass Avenue.
The 55th Street project included widening and reconstruction/resurfacing of the roadway. Also included in the project are drainage improvements and construction of a median; the installation of left turn lanes and a traffic signal at Clarendon Hills Road; traffic signal replacement at Cass Avenue; additional sidewalks along 55th Street where none currently exist; and installation of retaining walls to minimize impacts to adjacent properties.