Ongoing Construction & Projects
Learn more about ongoing construction and projects below.
- Chip Seal Projects
- Crackfill & Fog Seal Projects
- Dove Drive Construction Updates
- Other road maintenance projects
- Road Closure Notices
- Shoulder Maintenance Projects
- Spray Patch Projects
There are currently no chip seal projects.
Crack filling is a process of using compressed air to blow out the crack, then filling and covering the crack with a rubberized and fibrous material. The crack fill material is more flexible than asphalt and will expand and contract with weather changes. Crack filling is an important road maintenance tool which helps prevent water from entering beneath the asphalt and causing accelerated damage.
The most important thing to understand about the crack filling process is that the cleaning work is extremely dusty. The Village recommends that you keep home and car windows closed if this work is taking place on your street. The Village also asks that you not to park on the street during crack fill work.
Fog sealing is the application of an asphalt sealer onto asphalt surfaces to protect them from sun and weather. This work takes place on recreational paths and Village-owned parking lots. All paths noted will receive a double fog seal treatment.
By clicking here, you can find the list of streets which are planned to receive crack fill work during the time noted above. Because this work is contracted by the pound, it is unknown exactly how many roads will be treated, but it should be at least half the list. The specific day your street will be treated is not available. Fog seal locations are also on the list.
Working hours are weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday. The Village would appreciate your patience if crack filling work takes place in your area.
Please contact Don Kinzler, P.E., Engineering Project Manager with further questions at 815-467-6644.
Road Reconstruction, Culvert Repairs, and Ditch Grading to take place October 1st (on or about) through November 30th on the following roads:
JUNIOR AVE (RT 6 TO SUNSET), HAWTHORNE AVE (ROBERTS TO JUNIOR), SUSSEX DR, ESSEX DR, DEAL AVE (MCCLINTOCK TO MARYLOU), DONNA AVE (KARL TO MARYLOU), MARYLOU AVE, BRIDGE ST (MCKINLEY WOODS RD TO BLACKBERRY). Click here to view the map.
A contract for reconstructing the streets listed above has been awarded to Gallagher Asphalt. Work will include removal and replacement of asphalt, road grading, asphalt patching, grading and shaping ditches and culvert replacement at road crossings. Note: not all streets listed will receive ditch grading work.
UPDATE, 11-04-19: The Contractor for this work has scheduled milling the roads Nov. 5th through Nov. 7th; and placing hot-mix asphalt (Pavement) Nov. 6th through 9th. Scheduling is subject to change based on weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Please DO NOT park on the street during this time and be prepared for temporary driveway closures. The Contractor and Village personnel on site will do all they can to get you in or out of your driveway as needed, or you can park on nearby streets where work is not taking place.
To help expedite the project and create a safer work zone, the Village respectfully requests your cooperation by not parking vehicles on the roadway during the construction period. Access to your property will be generally maintained, though there may be interruptions during working hours.
Typical working hours are Monday – Friday 7 am to 7 pm, but may extend to 9 pm and Saturdays as needed. Work is not allowed on Village observed holidays. The Village would appreciate your patience when work is taking place in your area.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to call Don Kinzler, Engineering Project Manager, at 815-467-6644. Also, if you have a special event planned during construction (large party, garage sale, moving, etc.), please call and we will do our best to minimize the inconvenience. Any underground sprinklers, dog fence, etc. must be marked by the homeowner.
Bradley Rd. is now CLOSED for improvements between Amoco Rd. and Bluff Rd. Tentative completion is November 29, 2019.