Burke, LLC Design/Build was retained by the Village of Downers Grove to restore and stabilize several stretches of streambank along Lacey Creek.  Burke, LLC Design/Build subcontracted CBBEL and Emerald Site Services, LLC.  Emerald conducted all work utilizing low ground pressure track machines and trucks including using an all-terrain Menzi crawler/excavator to minimize disturbance to adjacent homeowners.

The project consisted of the stabilization of several severely eroded sections of Lacey Creek.  Many of the areas involved old timber retaining walls that were rotting and failing. Stabilization techniques included replacing the failing timber walls with segmental concrete block walls and bank regrading and revegetation with native plants.

The Details


Downers Grove, Illinois

Construction Cost/Fee

$561 thousand


Village of Downers Grove