There’s a community nestled between Algonquin Road and the hill in Algonquin to its south that had an access road of three culverts.
Over time creek waters managed to scourer dirt from around the culverts.
Eventually, the asphalt road was in danger of collapsing.
This was not after the most recent deluge, but the one before.
It’s an Algonquin Township Road, so the duty to fix it fell to newly-elected Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser.
I took a look at the Dennis Road.
As I approached a Waste Management man was walking up toward the temporary bridge to bring garbage back to his truck.
The engineer told me that, when completed, concrete will hold the culverts in place and keep water from going around them.
During construction, heavy duty pumps direct the creek through hoses approximately a foot in diameter.
You can see how heavy duty the pumps are.
In the meantime, the creek is diverted over the roadway.
While I was there a small fish was found that could not get downstream.
One of the men picked it up and carried it over the obstruction.
Contractor Rabine Paving discovered that Commonwealth Edison had built a temporary bridge that now crosses the stream.
The work is estimated to be completed by August 1st.