Contractor chosen for Fox River levee project at Ottawa High

Contractor chosen for Fox River levee project at Ottawa High

The Ottawa High School Fox River levee project will begin as soon as possible now that the school board has chosen D Construction of Coal City to be the contractor. The company put in the low bid, just under $1.3 million, to heighten the levee to 477.5 feet above sea level.

Supt. Mike Cushing says it won’t have a big impact on the public. Nearby home owners have been contacted about it.

The project must be done by August 30 to get a $1.2 million Federal Emergency Management Agency grant for it. Heightening the levee means the school district won’t have to arrange for emergency sandbagging every time the water gets very high.