Ground Broken On West Suburban Reservoir

Jennifer Keiper
April 24, 2019 - 6:52 pm

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Residents in Northlake, Westchester, Broadview, Stone Park, Bellwood and Melrose Park know all too well what it’s like to have water in their basement after a heavy rain.

On Wednesday, officials broke ground at a site on Washington Boulevard near 25th Avenue in Bellwood. It will become a 600-acre reservoir designed to help prevent flooding for thousands of structures near Addison Creek.

The $63 million project of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District is expected to be completed by early 2022.