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Hegeler Park sewer project nearly a wrap

If you found the sewer project at Hegeler Park disruptive, then Mayor Jeff Grove wants you to know he’s sorry — but the near-finished project will be a big help to La Salle going forward.

Monday, the La Salle City Council effectively closed out the EPA-mandated project by paying University Asphalt & Excavating the remaining $176,000 and change.

“Everything is connected and ready to go,” city engineer Brian Brown reported, acknowledging later this excavation was, regrettably, disruptive for all concerned. “There were a lot of things we didn’t know we were in there.”

The upshot is the city now can better manage millions of gallons of rainwater that otherwise would tax the system. And the city isn’t finished; Brown said the city will, once grant money is in hand, separate sewers across another 50-60 acres.

Finally, Grove urged residents to participate in La Salle Business Association’s Kringle Market (Dec. 7-8) and Miracle on First Street (Dec. 14) citing a favorable forecast.

Tom Collins can be reached at (815) 220-6930 or Follow him on Twitter @NT_Court.

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