Project Status



U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Successful completion of major shoreline revetment project on time and within budget, despite limited site access due to adjacent public golf course.

This project involved the removal of 2,600 feet of deteriorating revetment and construction of a new one on Chicago's Lake Michigan shore within the project time frame. The revetment stretches from Montrose Harbor to Irving Park Road on the City's north side. The project included construction of a new ADA-compliant universal access ramp on a 200-foot section of the revetment.

The new revetment utilized approximately 20,000 tons of armor stone. A significant amount of the existing limestone wall material was reused for the upper levels. The universal access ramp required driving steel sheet piling and H-piles 50 feet off shore. Challenges on this project included limited site access due to proximity to Chicago's Sydney A. Marovitz Golf Course.

ICC self-performed approximately 70 percent of the work. The project was completed as planned within one construction season and received an “outstanding" performance rating from the Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Construction of a new 2,600-foot stone-block revetment on Chicago's Lake Michigan shoreline
  • Construction of a 200-foot concrete reinforced, ADA-compliant universal access ramp
  • ADA-compliant access to newly resurfaced fishing pier
  • Demo and removal of deteriorating existing structure; re-use of existing limestone on upper levels
  • Marine pile driving—steel sheet piling and H-piles
  • Project completed on time and on budget
  • Received "outstanding" performance rating from the Army Corps of Engineers