Natalie Creek Project Updates

Natalie Creek Project Overview 

The $8.3 million Natalie Creek project will include improvements designed to reduce flood risks along the creek starting at 146th and Pulaski and following a route of about 15,800 lineal feet through to the City of Oak Forest’s Central Park Detention Basin.

  • Misc. Channel Improvements along the Creek 
  • Concrete Channel Renovations and existing Detention Basin expansion at 149th Street & Kilpatrick 
  • Upsizing of Culverts at 149th Street & Kilpatrick, Kenton, Kolmar, Kilbourn & Kostner Avenues 
  • New Detention Basin Facility in the vicinity of Kostner Avenue & 147th Street 
  • 146th Street & Pulaski Road Conduit Outfall Grate Improvements
To see the full Natalie Creek Final Design Engineering Project presentation please click here.

What's Next:  Spring 2019


The contractor will be clearing trees and brush within the project area (from Kostner to Cicero Avenues).   Weather permitting, this work is scheduled to begin the week of April 15, 2019.

In preparation for the detention basin installation, clearing of the basin areas (between 145th - 147th/Kostner to Kilbourn) will start the following week; the week of April 22, 2019.

An existing culvert on 149th Street.

Culvert (Before) 2017 (SM)

What the culverts will look like.

TypicalCulvert (SM)