Status of Projects
The village is in the process of completing several Capital Improvement Projects that are intended to improve the quality of life in the village, replace aging infrastructure and support economic development in the near future. Longtime residents will understand and appreciate the nature of these projects as we move in a position to benefit from an economic recovery and the potential revenue that it will bring. Below is a summary of planned projects that were implemented in 2011 / 2012.
2013 Street Resurfacing Program
Over $500,000 of street resurfacing will take place this summer as part of project that involves a combination of Motor Fuel Tax money and a $200,000 CDBG grant. Streets to be completed as part this year's project:
Kenton 148th St to 149th St
149th St Kenton to Knox
144th St Kenton to Kolmar
Ridgeway Crosswalk (15230) to 153rd St
Millard 152nd Pl to 153rd Pl
Lawndale 148th St to 148th Pl
Kilbourn 151st St to 152nd St
152nd St Kilbourn to Kenton (north half of street)
Keystone 143rd St to 144th St
Lavergne 147th St to 147th Ct.
147th Ct. (4900 block) Cul de Sac
Kilpatrick 14441 to 145th St
Kilpatrick 14324 to 144th St
144th & Trip Intersection
Karlov 143rd to 14311
150th St Hamlin to Avers*
148th St 3736 to Hamlin*
Ridgeway 14430 to 145th St.*
Central Park 146th to 147th
Alley Trumbull to Homan
Clifton Park 147th to 148th
147th Pl Hamlin to Central Park
148th Pl Lawndale to Central Park
*Some streets on this particular list have been resurfaced in the recent past and have had some failure. The contractor will be addressing these problems.
Water Main Replacement
A significant amount of deteriorated and undersized water mains were replaced primarily in the Northeast Quadrant of the Village. Three separate projects are planned:
Water Meter Replacement Program
- 147th St Metra Station to Millard - This project was completed in the Fall of 2011. We replaced the worst section of water main in the Village. It was funded partially with CDBG grant obtained by the Village in the amount of $100,000. The Village also will be receiving an addtional performance based grant of $100,000 from the program for the project.
- Abbottsford Rd. 147th St to 145th St. - This project took place in the summer of 2012 as the Village has received $150,000 CDBG grant to help funding.
- Mulitple Blocks of Water Main - This was the largest project by far and involved several blocks of replacement including 147th St , Waverly, Abbottsford and Hamlin to name a few. Work began in April 2012. All that remains is Cicero Ave. 145th St to 147th St. Review the entire Replacement Program.
In the Fall/Winter of 2011, the Village replaced approximately 80% of the water meters in the village. We upgraded to a fixed base system so that your meter will be read wirelessly to antennas located in strategic positions throughout the village. This allows us to read specific routes on demand and produce bills in a quick, efficient and accurate manner, thereby saving manpower and potentially changing our billing cycle to monthly or bi-monthly rather than quarterly. Your cooperation was greatly appreciated during this effort.
Natalie Creek Bridge Replacement
Over the last 50 years, Keystone, Karlov and Keeler have overflowed their banks bringing repeated flooding damage to residents nearby Natalie Creek. This long standing problem should be resolved with the completion of this much needed project. Recently all three streets have experienced collapses due to the deterioration of the corrugated metal pipe culverts that currently exist. Pouring dollars into temporary repairs was no longer an option and the village replaced the culverts with pre-cast bridges across the entire span of Natalie Creek thereby eliminating debris from blocking flow. The restrictive nature of the old culverts will no longer be a problem and while we still expect Natalie Creek to swell significantly during major storms we feel this improvement will not only bring flood relief to the immediate area, but also improve public safety as the streets will no longer be in danger of collapsing.