Category: Public Works Department News

Public Works Landscaping Project

The landscaping beds at the customer service entrance to the Public Works building will be revamped this spring, beginning on Monday, April 15. The new landscape design, provided by Jessica Lopez, Landscape Design Studio, includes new bollard lighting as well as new plant and hedge installation. The lighting portion of the project will be completed […]

Neil Street Closure

In order to connect fire and domestic water services to 217 N. Neil Street (Hyatt Place), Duce Construction will be closing both southbound lanes of Neil Street between Church Street and Park Street.  The closure began on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, and will reopen by Monday, April 15, 2013.  Southbound Neil Street traffic will be […]

Public Works Department Training

Recently, Public Works staff participated in a four-hour defensive driving training class provided by Bill Bloch at CCMSI. This training focused on recognizing hazards, understanding the defense, and acting correctly in time. The class also watched intense videos showing the impacts of distracted drivers. Defensive driving helps to save lives, time, and money, in spite […]

Winchester Drive Road Closure

In order to complete a large pavement repair at 1802 Winchester Dr., Feutz Contractors will close Winchester Dr. between Broadmoor Dr. and Brookhaven Dr. on Monday, April 8, 2013, at 7 a.m. and will reopen on April 11, 2013 at 5 p.m., weather permitting. Broadmoor Drive will also be reduced to one lane during this […]

Church Street Road Closure

In order to complete a large concrete pour at 217 N. Neil St. (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will close Church Street between Neil Street and Randolph Street on Friday, April 5, 2013, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Through traffic will not be allowed in the area; however, customers to First Bank and those […]

Mattis Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a water service connection at 1801 W. Springfield Avenue, DUCE Construction will be closing one southbound lane of Mattis Avenue between Springfield Avenue and Healey Street. The closure will occur on Thursday, April 4, 2013, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Southbound traffic will be reduced to one […]

Neil Street Lane Closure

In order to remove and replace the sidewalk, curb and gutter at 804 N. Neil Street, Feutz Contractors will be closing one northbound lane of Neil Street between North Street and Eureka Street. The closure will begin on Monday, April 1, 2013, and will reopen on Friday, April 5, 2013. Northbound traffic will be reduced […]

March Service Requests

A total of 494 service requests from citizens and City staff were recorded during March 2013 in the Public Works Department. This count increased by 182 (58%) requests compared to the 312 requests that were received in February. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. SeeClickFix, a mobile app, […]

IDOT Windsor and I-57 Bridge Construction Starting April 1st

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced that starting Monday, April 1, 2013, weather permitting, O’Neil Brothers Construction Company will begin construction work to remove and replace the Windsor Road Bridge over Interstate 57. The new bridge will be wider to accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists on both sides of the structure. Throughout the construction […]

Sinkhole at Church & State Streets

A sinkhole developed in the northwest quadrant of the Church and State Street intersection on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 20, 2013. The collapsed pavement area was about three feet in diameter and about half a foot deep. The sinkhole was blocked off, restricting traffic to one lane southbound on State Street and one lane […]