The Public Works Department’s Street Division is responsible for streets, right-of-way maintenance, building maintenance, forestry and landscape maintenance, traffic control signs, street lighting, storm sewer and detention systems, and vehicle maintenance. During the winter season the Street Division is responsible for snow and ice control operations for over 243 lane miles of roads including 328 cul-de-sacs and dead end streets.
The Street Division assists the Engineering Division during projects involving Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) funds by repairing, installing, or relocating catch basins, storm sewer, drain tiles, parkway trees, sidewalks, and culverts. The Division also assists Fire, Police, and Administration Departments with building maintenance and repairs while still maintaining the Public Works facilities.
The Village of Gurnee Adopt-A-Roadway program allows community groups an opportunity to support anti-litter efforts by adopting a section of Village roadway for a two year period for the purpose of trash collection. Roadway sections are between ½ and 2 miles in length and groups are required to conduct litter collection at least 2 times annually.
During litter collections, groups must provide one adult supervisor, 21 years of age or older, for every five youths under the age of 18 and no one under the age of 10 may participate in litter collections due to safety concerns. Litter collections can only be conducted between one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset, in fair weather during non-rush hour traffic times.
Roadways in the Adopt-A-Roadway Program are:
Almond Road (Washington to Dada)
Almond Road (Dada to Grand)
Cemetery Road (Tri-State Parkway to Washington)
Dada Drive (Hunt Club to Almond)
Dada Drive (Almond to Knowles)
Fuller Road (North of Grand)
Leonard Drive (Gages Lake to Crossland)
Old Grand Avenue
St. Paul Avenue
To participate in the Adopt-A-Roadway program, please download the application. To find out which Village roadways are available, please contact us at 847-599-6800.
For those parties interested in adopting a state or county highway, please contact the Illinois Department of Transportation at 217-782-6953, or the Lake County Division of Transportation at 847-377-7400.