2016 Local and Tollway Road Construction Updates

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2016 Village Crack Sealing Program

  • What Is the Crack Sealing Program?

Crack sealing is a process of routing the cracks, cleaning the cracks, and then finally sealing the cracks. This keeps the moisture out of the sub-base to extend the life of the pavement. The sealer will take about ten minutes to dry. Streets will be swept within 48 hours of the work to clean up the debris from routing. Residents are asked to refrain from parking on the roadway while the work is being completed on their street until sweeping of the entire street is completed. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Engineering Division at 847-599-7550 between the hours 7:30 am and 4:00 pm.



2016 Village Road Construction Updates


Road Construction Update - Friday, May 27th, 2016


1.    2016 Roadway Rehabilitation Project

  • Magnolia Avenue Reconstruction: Excavation of the northern section of Magnolia (between Glen Flora Avneue and Pacific Avenue) is complete and asphalt placement has begun. Once the binder is finished work will begin on driveways in the area, likely the following week. Work on the storm sewer south of Grand Avenue (between Woodlawn Avenue and Blackstone Avenue) is underway and milling of the road surface is expected to begin early next week. This work will be done in 150ft sections and it will cause that section of the road to be impassable at times. Please remember to drive cautiously when in the area for the safety of both the workers and yourself.

  • Belle Plaine Avenue Reconstruction: Belle Plaine Avenue will be completely reconstructed between Keith Avenue and Crescent Avenue. Once construction on the north section of Magnolia is complete, crews will begin work on Belle Plaine following the same process as Magnolia. Work on the storm sewer system has begun and will continue into the near future.

  • The Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) Roadway Resurfacing Project: Work has begun on the project with sidewalks and curbs being poured in Area 1 (includes Vineyard, Windmere, Oak Meadow, Cliffwood, Treetop and Snow Cap). Patching is done on Fuller and the Boulder subdivision. 

2.     Village Approves Multi-Year Capital Plan

At its regular meeting on April 4th, the Village Board approved the FY 16/17 Budget and the Multi-Year Capital Improvement Plan. Together, these two documents guide the Village’s spending and long-term planning. While the budget manages operating expenses (such as salaries, etc.), the Capital Plan specifically focuses on how resources will be allocated for building and maintaining roads, facilities, vehicles and the water and sewer systems. Better planning, particularly with regards to high-cost capital items, maximizes the life of each piece of infrastructure and helps to keep taxes low.

3.    Other Village Construction Projects

  • IL Route 21/Milwaukee Sidewalk: The Village has received plan approval from IDOT for the sidewalk installation along the west side of IL Route 21 between Washington and Grand Avenue. The letting date has been set for June 14th.

  • 2016 Sanitary Sewer rehabilitation: Sanitary sewer lining on Magnolia and Greenview is complete. Point repairs of the area will commence in the near future.

  • IL Route 132 Water Main – Pine Grove and Waveland: The Village approved a change order to the IL 132 water main relocation contract to replace deteriorated main along Waveland and to install a new water loop on Pine Grove south of Grand. Work on Waveland began this week with Pine Grove to follow in the next week or two.

4.    IDOT/LCDOT Construction Projects

  • Union Pacific Railroad Bridge Reconstruction:  IDOT is planning to upgrade the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge and widen Grand Avenue at US 41. IDOT expects to bid this project in July. Construction could begin as soon as October 2016. No other updates are available at this time
  • Grand Avenue Widening west of US 41: In conjunction with the railroad bridge reconstruction IDOT will begin widening Grand Avenue between Ferndale Street and Greenview. Lane closures can be expected. Currently subcontractors for AT&T are working on relocation of their facilities in the area.