Construction Projects

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Here is everything you need to know about 2019 capital improvement projects:

Citywide project map

Capital MAP_citywide 19-01

List of Projects: 

  • East Chicago Street Reconstruction
  • Jewett Gertrude Rehabilitation
  • Lord Street Sewer Separation
  • Clifford Jerusha Area Resurfacing
  • Wing Park Area Resurfacing
  • Gifford Park Area Resurfacing
  • SWAN Area Resurfacing
  • Bridge Rehabilitation (17 locations)
  • Collector Street Resurfacing
    • Davis Rd.
    • W. Chicago St. 
    • Larkin Ave.
    • Valley Creek Dr.


East Chicago Street - Reconstruction

map of chicago street reconstruction project area

Anticipated Start Date: May 2019; Anticipated End Date: November 2020

Status: Started; Detour established May 13, 2019

Funding Source: Riverboat Fund, Utility Fund, Central Area TIF, plus Federal Funds

Engineering Firm: Engineering Enterprises, Inc.

Contractor: Martam Construction, Inc.



Lord Street Basin - Combined Sewer Separation

Lord St Basin combined sewer separation project map

Anticipated Start Date: May; Anticipated End Date: November 2019

Status: Started

Funding Source: Utility Fund

Engineering Firm: Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.

Contractor: Trine Construction Corp.


Jewett/Gertrude - Rehabilitation

Jewett Gertrude rehabilitation project map

Anticipated Start Date: June; Anticipated End Date: November 2019

Status: Started

Funding Source: Utility Fund

Engineering Firm: Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.

Contractor: Landmark Contractors Inc.


Clifford Jerusha Resurfacing

Clifford Jerusha Area Resurfacing project map

Anticipated Start Date: August; Anticipated End Date: November 2019

Status: Not started; final engineering underway

Funding Source: Capital Improvement Fund

Engineering Firm: WBK Engineering, LLC

Contractor: TBD


Wing Park Area Resurfacing

Wing Park Area Resurfacing project map

Anticipated Start Date: August; Anticipated End Date: November 2019

Status: Not started; final engineering underway

Funding Source: Capital Improvement Fund

Engineering Firm: WBK Engineering, LLC

Contractor: TBD


Gifford Park Area Resurfacing

Gifford Park Area resurfacing project map

Anticipated Start Date: September; Anticipated End Date: November 2019

Status: Contract awarded

Funding Source: Capital Improvement Fund

Engineering Firm: Engineering Enterprises, Inc.

Contractor: Schroeder Asphalt Services, Inc.


SWAN Area Resurfacing

SWAN area  Resurfacing project map

Anticipated Start Date: August; Anticipated End Date: November 2019

Status: Contract awarded

Funding Source: Capital Improvement Fund

Engineering Firm: Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc.

Contractor: Brothers Asphalt Paving, Inc.


Collector Streets Resurfacing

Collector Street Resurfacing Map for Davis Rd

Collector Street Resurfacing Map for Valley Creek Dr.

Collector Street Resurfacing Map for Larkin Avenue

Anticipated Start Date: July 15; Anticipated End Date: November 2019

Status: Started

Funding Source: Capital Improvement Fund

Engineering Firm: Trotter and Associates

Contractor: Arrow Road Construction Co.


Bridge Rehabilitation

Elgin map of 2019 Bridge Rehabilitation projects

Anticipated Start Date: August 12; Anticipated End Date: October 2019

Status: Contract awarded

Funding Source: Riverboat Fund

Engineering Firm: HR Green

Contractor: Alliance Contractors, Inc.

Locations: 

  • Bluff City Blvd. over Poplar Creek
  • Villa St. over Poplar Creek
  • Villa St. over Willow Creek
  • McLean Blvd. over Tyler Creek
  • Big Timber Rd. over Tyler Creek
  • Bowes Creek Blvd. over ICRR
  • Kimball St. over the Fox River
  • Highland Ave. over the Fox River
  • Summit Pedestrian Tunnel
  • McLean Pedestrian Tunnel
  • Damisch Rd. over Tyler Creek
  • Airlite St. over Sandy Creek
  • Crawford Rd. over Bowes Creek
  • Garden Crescent over Tyler Creek
  • Bent St. over Willow Creek
  • Laurel St. over Willow Creek
  • Varsity Dr. over Poplar Creek


    Presentations:
  • 2019 Capital Investment Plan - March 20, 2019 (slides)
  • 2019 Capital Investment Plan - March 20, 2019 (video)

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Frequently Asked Questions

 
  • Who do I call with a concern? Call 311 and Citizen Advocates will assist you. If outside of Elgin, dial 847-931-6001.
  • Will I be able to park along the street during construction? Parking restrictions will be implemented during construction. Vehicles will be restricted from being parked in the street during construction work to allow equipment to maneuver.
  • Will my trash or recycling service be impacted by construction? Often, waste trucks will service construction routes first thing in the morning, as to not interrupt project work. It is especially important, if you live in a construction area, to have your bins out before 6 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.
  • What is resurfacing? Resurfacing is the replacement of the top layer of asphalt on a street, providing it an additional 10-12 years of life.
  • When will projects begin & end? Construction begins in July and is anticipated to be completed in November. See individual project for details.
  • Are road closures expected? If a road closure is necessary, the best detour will be determined, likely an adjacent residential street. Some streets may be reduced to one lane or closed temporarily. Plan for extra travel time in morning and evening commutes to account for any delays.
  • What do I do if there are any issues related to construction cleanup/debris? Contact 311 and provide details, including specific location. Photos are helpful.
  • What can I do if my sod that was planted last year by construction crews, is now dead? How do I go about replacement? Contact 311 and provide details, including specific location. Photos are helpful.