Construction projects tend to generate a significant amount of interest from the public — especially grown men — and that definitely was the case with the Hammel Woods dam removal and modification project in Shorewood.
From people stopping on Jefferson Street and blowing past barricades to watch or pleading with us on social media to provide more updates than we did, it seemed everyone wanted to get a glimpse of the action. That action moved quickly.
The removal project, funded by the Lower DuPage River Watershed Coalition, began in July with an estimated completion date of October, but it wrapped up a month early. We were there every step of the way to document the process.
Here’s a look back.