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Update: Donlea Road Drainage Investigation

Update: Donlea Road Drainage Investigation

Update: Donlea Road Drainage Investigation

  • Posted by Barrington Hills
  • On June 7, 2022

Due to the flooding that closed Donlea Road for part of 2019, the Village of Barrington Hills has partnered with the Cook County Department of Transportation, which owns and maintains the road, to investigate the cause of the flooding. The investigation is still ongoing, but provided below is a status update:

An extensive site visit was completed in the fall of 2021, where no immediate cause of the flooding was located.  Following this, a drain tile investigation was conducted, and again, no immediate issues were found. The next step in the project is for surveyors to complete a topographic survey of roadway cross culverts on Donlea Road, Lake Cook Road and Steeplechase Road.  We anticipate this work to be completed in the next several months. 

In the coming months, a geotechnical consultant will complete soil borings in select locations. The soil borings will help identify the hydrology patterns in the tested area. 

We anticipate these to be the last major steps in the study after which a report will be finalized and published.

For questions or concerns, email village@vbhil.gov.