Galena & Downer Roads Storm Sewer Separation

Timeline Overview

This project includes installation of new underground utilities including water main, sanitary main and storm sewer addressing aging infrastructure and removing storm water from the combined sewer system. Once complete, it will improve water quality for area residents and businesses in Aurora by reducing the number of combined sewer overflows discharging into the Fox River and reducing the frequency of sanitary sewer basement back-ups in the neighborhood.
Galena and Downer Roads Project Map and Photo
This project is being constructed as part of the City's Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan created as a result of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's unfunded mandate requiring the City of Aurora to address their combined sewer system overflows. The State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan will be repaid using the City's Long Term Control Plan Fee Fund.

Start: Summer 2016.
End: November 2017.
Agency: City of Aurora.
Cost: $10 Million. Construction of the East Galena Boulevard and East Downer Place Sewer Separation Project from Water Street to State Street in the City of Aurora is being partially financed by the Clean Water SRF. The SRF program is administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and receives a portion of its money to fund these types of projects from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 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.


Lane closures on East Galena Boulevard and LaSalle Street will occur during the first couple months of the project while East Downer Place will have localized lane closures throughout the duration of the project. Expect delays.

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