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Posted on: October 27, 2021

City to Begin Flood Improvement Work Near Dorset Park

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Following extensive work by the City’s Engineering Department and consulting engineers to identify flood-prone areas citywide and determine effective solutions using a comprehensive approach, the City of Wheaton will soon kick off the first of multiple flood improvement capital projects. This first project will address the Dorset Drive area near Dorset Park, which is near the intersection of Butterfield Road and Orchard Road (shown on the map below).

The City’s Engineering Department, administration and the engineering consultant for the project will host two introduction meetings specifically geared toward residents in the Dorset Drive at Dorset Park area to learn about the final engineering design plans for the Dorset Drive Flood Improvement Project. The meetings will be at City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St., at 5:00 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1. This will be an opportunity for affected residents to learn about this project in greater detail and ask questions about the plans, though the meetings are open to all interested residents.

Dorset Park Project Area MapOver the past three years, the City has completed 17 flood studies and identified 15 possible flood improvement projects as a result of those studies. This project marks the beginning of an extensive process to reduce flooding in Wheaton and improve the City's infrastructure. You can find information on all 17 flood studies along with past presentations on flood-prone areas on the City’s website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Engineering Department at 630-260-2065.

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