Corps of Engineers, Cahokia Heights host groundbreaking ceremony

St. Louis District
Published March 27, 2024

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, along with the city of Cahokia Heights and other officials, will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Monday, April 1, to celebrate the start of the sanitary sewer trunkline rehabilitation project.

2131 Jerome Lane
Cahokia, Illinois 62206
(Near intersection of
Jerome & Mousette lanes)

April 1
Ceremony: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
*Speakers will be available for interviews after the ceremony

* Inclement Weather Location – Cahokia Heights City Hall, 103 Main St, Cahokia, IL 62206

Principle speakers

Senator Dick Durbin

Edward York, Sen. Duckworth staff

Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski

Debra Shore, U.S. EPA Region 5 administrator

Col. Andy Pannier, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

John Kim, Illinois EPA director

Christopher Belt, Illinois State Senator

Mayor Curtis McCall, Cahokia Heights

About the project

A construction contract for Sanitary Sewer Trunkline Rehabilitation was awarded to Insituform Technologies USA, LLC, of Chesterfield, Missouri, February 9 for $4,628,116.00. The project involves a process called cured-in-place pipe liner technology -- essentially creating a pipe within a pipe -- to address critical pipe deficiencies such as cracks or breaks in the trunkline. This work will restore structural stability and ensure the long-term reliability of the wastewater transportation system in the city.

The project focuses on a critical portion of the sanitary sewer infrastructure which carries all wastewater from any flushed toilet, sink, or bathtub drain from near the intersection of Jerome and Mousette lanes south to the Levin Drive Pump Station where it’s pumped to the American Bottoms Wastewater Treatment Plant in Sauget, Illinois, for processing. 

Construction completion is planned in spring 2025.

St. Louis District Public Affairs

Release no. 24-016