The Street division is responsible for the maintenance of over 350 lane miles of city streets. Street maintenance activities are one of the primary responsibilities of the Elgin Public Works Department. Performed using a combination of in-house crews and private contracts, street maintenance activities include, but are not limited to:
- Crack Sealing
- Pavement Marking
- Pothole Patching
- Street Sweeping
- Utility Cut Repairs
In general, public streets are designed to last an average of twelve years. However, the number of years may vary by street depending on traffic volume, vehicle weight, utility cuts and preventative maintenance activities.
Many of these preventative maintenance activities are paid for by the Motor Fuel Tax funds that the city receives from the State of Illinois. These funds are collected on each gallon of gasoline sold in Illinois for the purpose of funding certain road maintenance activities.