Bids are being received for the Albany Park Stormwater Diversion Tunnel for the Chicago Department of Transportation. Sealed bids will be received and must be submitted on documents provided by the City of Chicago in the Bid & Bond, Room 103, City Hall, 121 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602, 312-744-9773. Bid opening is Aug. 4, 2015, at 11 a.m. Central.
The Albany Park Stormwater Diversion Tunnel will eliminate the danger of floods that have plagued Albany Park in recent years. The 18-ft ID drainage tunnel will start in Eugene Park and extend for approximately one mile under Foster Ave. to the North Shore Channel. The tunnel will divert water during times of heavy rains, and will not affect the river’s water level in normal times. The cost is between $25 million and $100 million. The project is expected to be completed in less than two years.