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Creek work to help control Crestwood flooding

A multimillion-dollar flood control project that will get under way later this fall in Crestwood is expected to save nearly 200 homeowners thousands of dollars in flood insurance costs.

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District expects to spend $7.2 million on a project to clean and widen a section of Tinley Creek east of Central Avenue that runs through the village and empties into the Calumet Sag Channel.

Earlier this month the district awarded a contract for the work to Industria Inc., and along with removing debris that slows the flow of water, the work will include stabilizing the banks of the creek along a 1,000-foot section and taking steps to control erosion along the banks, according to the district. The company will also replace three pedestrian bridges, including one next to Playfield Park, that cross the creek…Please click here to read Mike Nolan’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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