Category: Public Works Department News

23 Years of Landfill Space Remaining in Illinois

According to a recently released report from the State of Illinois, there are 45 landfills in Illinois that have capacity for only another 23 years worth of waste. The City is making great progress on solid waste reduction through helping residents divert their yard waste, electronic recycling, multifamily recycling, expanding on street recycling, and continuing…
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Annual Pavement Marking Contract

Varsity Striping Company will start work on the Annual Pavement Marking Contract on Thursday, August 30, 2012. This year’s contract will replace all long lines (centerlines, lane lines, shoulder lines) on concrete streets throughout the City. All streets will remain open to traffic with short term temporary lane closures as needed. The final completion date…
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Windsor Road – Road Closure

In order to relocate a storm sewer line related to the installation of a water main, Illinois American Water and DUCE Construction will be closing Windsor Road between Rising Road and Mullikin Drive. The road closure will begin on Monday, August 6, 2012, and will reopen on Friday, August 10, 2012, weather permitting. Through traffic…
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July Service Requests

A total of 273 service requests from citizens and City staff were recorded during July 2012 in the Public Works’ Department. This was a decrease of 40 requests (13%) from the previous month’s count of 313. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. The community seemed to be in…
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Staley Road Project Update

Open Road Paving Company continues work on Stage 2 (Bradley Avenue to Bloomington Road / Route 150) of the Staley Road Project. Remaining work items for Stage 2 consists of paving the surface course, placing an aggregate shoulder, pavement striping, guardrail installation, and seeding. This work is expected to be complete by the end of…
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