Construction Projects

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Here is everything you need to know about the City of Elgin 2020 capital improvement projects:

Citywide project map

Citywide map marking capital project locations

List of Projects: 

  • Alley + Parking Lot Resurfacing Program
  • Bluff City - Combined Sewer Separation
  • E. Chicago Street Reconstruction
  • Civic Center Plaza Reconstruction
  • Lord Street - Combined Sewer Separation
  • Collector Street Resurfacing
    • Wing Street
    • Lawrence Avenue
    • Highland Avenue
    • Sports Way
  • Neighborhood Resurfacing
    • Parkwood Area
    • Southeast Area
    • SWAN Area (+ Hawthorne)


Alley + Parking Lot Resurfacing Program

Map of some parking lots and alleys to be resurfaced

Anticipated Start Date: October 2020 Anticipated End Date: November 2020

Status: Started

Funding Source: Central Area TIF + General Fund

Engineering Firm: City of Elgin

Contractor: A Lamp Concrete Contractors, Inc.


Bluff City - Combined Sewer Separation

Bluff City Sewer Separation 2020 construction area map

Anticipated Start Date: Spring 2020 Anticipated End Date: November 2020

Status: Completed

Funding Source: Utility Fund

Engineering Firm: HR Green

Contractor: John Neri ConstructionCompany


E. Chicago Street - Reconstruction

map of chicago street reconstruction project area

Anticipated Start Date: March 2020; Anticipated End Date: November 2020

Status: Substantially complete; Detour removed and two-way traffic reestablished November 2, 2020

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

Engineering Firm: Engineering Enterprises, Inc.

Contractor: Martam Construction, Inc.


Civic Center Plaza Reconstruction

Aerial rendering of reconstructed Civic Plaza

Anticipated Start Date: March 11, 2020; Anticipated End Date: November 2020

Status: Started

Funding Source: Central Area TIF

Engineering Firm: Dewberry Engineers, Inc., Hitchcock Design Group and FRS Design Group

Contractor: W.E. O’Neil Construction Co.


Lord Street Basin - Combined Sewer Separation

Lord St Basin combined sewer separation project map

Anticipated Start Date: September 2020; Anticipated End Date: November 2020

Status: Started

Funding Source: Utility Fund

Engineering Firm: Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.

Contractor: Trine Construction Corp.


Collector Street Resurfacing

Map highlighting Collector Streets to be resurfaced

Map highlighting section of Sports Way to be resurfaced

Anticipated Start Date: July 2020; Anticipated End Date: November 2020

Status: Complete

Funding Source: Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) Funds

Engineering Firm: HR Green, Inc.

Contractor: Arrow Road Construction Company


Neighborhood Resurfacing - Parkwood Area

Map highlighting streets in Parkwood subdivision to be resurfaced

Anticipated Start Date: August 2020; Anticipated End Date: November 2020

Status: Complete

Funding Source: Riverboat Fund

Engineering Firm: Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, Inc.

Contractor: Arrow Road Construction


Neighborhood Resurfacing - Southeast Area

map of roads in the southeast are of Elgin to be resurfaced

Anticipated Start Date: September 2020; Anticipated End Date: November 2020

Status: Started

Funding Source: Riverboat Fund

Engineering Firm: Chastain and Associates

Contractor: Schroeder Asphalt Services, Inc.


Neighborhood Resurfacing - SWAN Area (+ Hawthorne)

Map highlighting streets in Parkwood subdivision to be resurfaced

Map of section of Hawthorne Street to be resurfaced

Anticipated Start Date: August 2020; Anticipated End Date: November 2020

Status: Started

Funding Source: Riverboat Fund and General Fund

Engineering Firm: Burns & McDonnell, Inc.

Contractor: J.A. Johnson Paving Company

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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.