2018 Street Maintenance Program

Updates on the City's annual street maintenance program.

Sep 12

Before and After

Posted on September 12, 2018 at 11:41 AM by Patrick DiDiana

Street maintenance in the Ellwood Neighborhood finished just in time to welcome back Northern Illinois University (NIU) students. Both students and residents are enjoying a smooth riding experience throughout the neighborhood. Take a look at the before and after examples listed below.

Augusta Avenue


Rolfe Road


Miller Avenue


To ensure stormwater drains properly and does not penetrate the new surface, some residents received new driveway approaches.


Aug 27

2018 Street Maintenance Program Shifts to Ridge Drive and East Taylor Street

Posted on August 27, 2018 at 12:14 PM by Patrick DiDiana

The City Contractor has completed Phase I of the 2018 Street Maintenance Program, the Elwood Neighborhood, and now will simultaneously begin Phases II and III. 

Phase II work tentatively scheduled for maintenance to begin on September 5, includes the streets listed below.  Contractors will begin to stage construction equipment on August 30.  Maintenance includes upgraded ADA compliant crosswalks, spot curb repairs, and resurfacing.  

Street  From To
East Taylor  7th Street   Maplewood
Maplewood  Taylor Street   Pavement Change
 South 11th Street Taylor Street   Pavement Change

Phase III work on Ridge Drive from Bayfield Drive to First Street is tentatively scheduled to begin on September 4.  The staging of construction equipment will also begin on August 30. 

The timelines below describe Phases II and III work. 

Phase II Graphic 
Phase III Graphic

Timeline dates are subject to change due to weather.  Curran has targeted October 9, 2018, as the end date for all work in these areas.  
Aug 10

Weekend Work Leads to the Start of Paving on Monday

Posted on August 10, 2018 at 3:13 PM by Patrick DiDiana

This week contractors concluded milling/grinding operations in the Ellwood Neighborhood except for several stretches of long winding curbs and turn radiuses.  Crews will return this Saturday, August 11, to complete those curbs and turn radiuses. 

Paving operations are scheduled to begin on Monday, August 13.  Contractors will begin to pour binder course on Woodley, Augusta, and Miller.  The binder course will consist of a large aggregate mixed with oil to withstand the high stresses that occur about 50 – 70 mm below the asphalt surface. The binder course which is placed between the surface course and base course reduces rutting by combining qualities of stability and durability. 

Binder course pic