Category: Public Works Department News

Boneyard Creek 2nd Street Reach

Extreme temperatures and a lack of rain are taking their toll on landscaping throughout the City. The City’s landscape maintenance contractor is taking steps to minimize damage to the vegetation along the Boneyard Creek 2nd Street Reach detention basins. Starting last week, the contractor is watering landscape beds, turf grass, rain gardens and shoreline vegetation….
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North Fourth Street Extension

Stark Excavating continues work on the North Fourth Street Extension. Storm sewer work within the intersection of Fourth Street and Bradley Avenue was completed last week. This week, Stark’s focus will be on continuing the storm sewer northward, while constructing curbs and sidewalks near the intersection. Though some lane closures have been necessary, traffic has…
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Staley Road Project Stage 2

Open Road Paving Company has begun work on Stage 2 (Bradley Avenue to Bloomington Road / Route 150) of the Staley Road Project. Stage 2 work items consist of milling off the old surface, patching, 2 foot wide asphalt safety shoulder, guardrail installation, pipe culvert installation, and miscellaneous ditch grading work. This stage is expected…
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IDOT Traffic Signal Upgrade Project beginning at Springfield-Prospect Intersection

The Illinois Department of Transportation recently announced that beginning July 9, 2012, work will begin to modernize the traffic signals at the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Prospect Avenue. During construction, one lane of traffic will be maintained on all approaches to the intersection. The overall project is anticipated to be complete by September of…
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Municipal Electric Aggregation Program

On Thursday, June 28, the City, along with Integrys Energy Services mailed approximately 10,000 opt-in letters for the Municipal Electric Aggregation (MEA) program. These letters were sent to residents and small commercial businesses (using less than 15,000 kwh per year) who are not eligible for automatic enrollment in the MEA program. The enrollment deadline is…
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South Fourth Street

Stark Excavating has been able to almost complete the earth work on Fourth St, Hazelwood and Gerty Drives. Stark is expected to begin construction on the storm sewer portion of the project within the next couple of weeks. The project is on schedule and on budget for a fall completion date in 2013.

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