As part of the Lake County Stormwater Management-led Valley Lake Stormwater Improvements Project (in which the Wildwood Park District is a local sponsor); Valley Lake North Park off of Mill Road will be temporarily closed due to the beginning of construction on the replacement of the Valley Lake North outflow structure to avoid future clogging, enhancement of the existing berm wall (additional 8” higher) to minimize flooding risk, and earth ditching to modify and improve stormwater drainage pipes that run within and around the park property. This temporary closure will be effective starting Wednesday, November 22nd until further notice. Construction items that will be placed on-site in the park include frames, grates, and miscellaneous mechanical equipment. As a result of the construction, the contractor will be temporarily removing parts of the park posts/cables off of the Mill Road side of the park entrance to gain access to the construction zone in the park. Temporary fencing will be erected by the contractor around the construction area in order to mark off the rest of the park from the primary work area.
Once the project is complete, the contractor will be responsible for the restoration of any grass/earth and re-installation of posts/cables in the park that may arise from carrying out the work involved in the project.
As a reminder, this section of the project and the larger project scope as a whole can be found on our Capital Projects and Planning Page under “Stormwater Infrastructure Improvements Project” near the bottom of the page. Detailed PDF’s of the design plans can also be found on that page and here:
Please direct further questions to email@example.com, the Warren Township Highway Department: https://www.warrentownship.net/162/Highway, or Lake County Stormwater Management https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ILLAKE/bulletins/36977f3