Nicholson Returns to McCook Reservoir

October 24, 2017
Chicago, IL

Geotechnical contractor Nicholson Construction recently returned to Illinois to continue work on the McCook Reservoir.

 The current contract, which is Nicholson’s sixth at the McCook Reservoir, includes the design of a permanent soil nail wall for the McCook Reservoir Expanded Stage 2 project.

 The McCook Reservoir is part of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District’s (MWRD) large-scale engineering project designed to reduce flooding and Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) within the MWRD’s service area, including the Chicago River watershed in Cook County, an area that includes Chicago and dozens of other communities.

 Nicholson is working with Schwartz Excavating, Inc. again, this time with Schwartz acting as the General Contractor for the project.

 “It’s great to be back at McCook and working with Schwartz Excavating again,” said Dan Thome, Vice President, Central Region, Nicholson Construction. “Schwartz and Nicholson make a great team and we’re looking forward to another successful project in Illinois.”

 The McCook Reservoir will hold about 10 billion gallons of water when completed. The second phase of the work is expected to be completed by 2029. Nicholson’s portion of the work will be completed later this year.


About Nicholson Construction Company

Nicholson has been both a leader and an innovator in the geotechnical construction industry for more than 60 years. With regional offices across the country and headquarters located in Pittsburgh, Nicholson is a nationally renowned specialty contractor, offering proven expertise in the design and installation of deep foundation elements, earth retention systems and ground treatment solutions. We pride ourselves on our ability to consistently provide our clients with innovative, high-quality design-build options for projects of varying size and complexity. Nicholson is the North American subsidiary of Soletanche Bachy, one of the world's leading geotechnical contractors, and is part of a global network of unparalleled geotechnical resources and expertise.