Category: Public Works Department News

Stratton School Safe Routes to School Project

Starting Thursday, July 31, 2014, weather permitting, Duce Construction is anticipating the start of construction activities related to new sidewalk and pedestrian crossing improvements as part of a federally funded Safe Routes to School Project. The project includes improvements to the school crossing of Neil Street at Eureka, consisting of a new crossing sidewalk ramps…
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Healey Street Project

A&R Services has completed the Fifth Street and Healey Street intersection and will open it to traffic on Wednesday, July 24, 2014. A&R is in the process of working toward the Fourth Street intersection along Healey Street installing new sidewalk, curb & gutter, pavement, and storm sewer. The project is scheduled to be completed by…
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Neighborhood Infrastructure Repair Project

Schomburgh & Schomburgh will finish all work north of Springfield Avenue in the North Campus TIF area this week, and will begin working on Daniel Street between First Street and Third Street. The work involves sidewalk repair, sidewalk ramp replacement, and curb & gutter repair. This work is scheduled to be completed by August 15,…
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Sewer Lining Projects

Two Sewer Lining Projects are currently underway in the City. Sewers are lined to structurally renew the sewer pipe. Lining is less disruptive and less expensive than replacing sewers by digging up the old sewer pipes and installing new pipe. Lining is used to renew both sanitary sewer and storm sewer pipes. The 2013 Sewer…
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Windsor Road Project

The State of Illinois awarded a contract to Stark Excavating to widen the approaches to the bridge on Windsor Road over I-57. Construction began on April 1. The road will be open to traffic on August 15, 2014. Construction will be completed by October 15, 2014. Stark is installing storm sewers on the east of…
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Pavement Marking Removal and Installation 2014 Project

Varsity Striping, Inc. has started the 2014 Pavement Marking Project. All streets will remain open to traffic throughout the pavement marking removal and installation processes, although lanes may periodically be closed as necessary during working hours. The final completion date for this project is November 1, 2014. Thermoplastic (thermo) is used on asphalt streets. Whereas…
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2014 Concrete Street Maintenance

Fourth Street Beniach Construction continues work on Fourth Street from Bradley Avenue to East Vine Street. The work involves pavement patching, sidewalk repairs and lawn restoration. Fourth Street is scheduled to be completed by July 31, 2014. Phillips Drive Beniach Construction is nearing completion on Phillips Drive from Nelson Court to the Railroad tracks. The…
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2014 Asphalt Overlay

Next week starting July 14, 2014, Cross Construction Company will continue paving work on Anthony Drive from Mattis Ave. to Marketview Dr. Paving work will also get started in the Dobbins Downs neighborhood north of Anthony Drive. All paving should be complete at this location by the end of the week (weather permitting). Remaining work…
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Regulatory Closure Certification Achieved for Former City Landfill

The City’s former landfill on West Bloomington Road stopped accepting waste in the mid 1970s. The City augmented the landfill cap from 1998 to 2002 to ensure it met minimum thicknesses of 2 feet of compacted clay and 6 inches of topsoil. On July 3, 2014, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency issued the City a…
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