Wal-Mart Distribution Center
PROJECT: Extend Public Infrastructure to site of Wal-Mart Distribution Center (DC)
Grant Amount: $500,000
Agency: IL Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)
Applicant/Grantee: City of Spring Valley
Total Construction Cost: $3,473,000
Infrastructure Project Description: Project leverage came from the IL FIRST program, the City of Spring Valley, the IL Department of Transportation and the IL Business Development Public Infrastructure program. The construction activities included the extension of approximately 5,000 L.F. of gravity sewer and 4,310 L.F. of force main; the extension of 9,000 L.F of watermain, a 1,000,000 gallon water tower, and a 3000,000 gallon ground storage tank.
The roadway improvements included widening of the ramp intersections at I-80 and IL Route 89; modifications of the median islands at U.S. Route 6 and IL Route 89 to accommodate truck turning movements; widening of IL Route 89 and the installation of traffic signals at the employee entrance.
The Company: Wal-Mart Stores, East Inc. was looking for a site to locate a large retail distribution facility for shipping products to their stores in the Midwestern region. The site in Spring Valley was selected after local efforts combined to best meet the company’s needs. The center serves Wal-Mart’s market in a two to three hundred mile radius. The building is approximately 1,200,000 square feet. The building has a shipping wing, two large areas of racks and conveyors, a main office area for upper management and another office area for supervisors and mid-level management. There are two access roads to the facility off of IL Route 8.