Construction begins on $7.6 million Midlothian flood control project

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The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC) has started construction on a $7.6-million flood control project on Natalie Creek in Midlothian.

The project is designed to ease flooding concerns along the flood-prone creek. It includes enlarging culverts that restrict water flow and widening the channel, the Chicago Tribune/Daily Southtown has reported.

In addition, an existing storm water detention pond at 149th St. and Kilpatrick Ave. will be enlarged, and a new detention basin near 147th St. and Kostner Ave. will be built.

The flood control project is expected to be completed in 2020.

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