Federal Emergency Management Agency

Mayor Announces Albany Park Flooding Prevention Tunnel Completed

A $70 million project aimed to prevent floods in Albany Park has been completed, according to Mayor Emanuel Tuesday.

The mile-long tunnel, said to be 18-feet deep at Foster Avenue, is meant to control the flow of storm water and keep the neighborhood dry no matter how much rain falls.

The project was created following the historic and damaging flooding of 2008 and 2013.

According to the mayor, the much-needed project was completed on time and on budget with federal assistance.

The next step, he says, is to petition the Federal Emergency Management Agency to remove the flood zone designation from 360 Albany Park homes and apartments. 

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