2018 Street Maintenance Program

Updates on the City's annual street maintenance program.

Oct 09

Crack Filling

Posted on October 9, 2018 at 4:01 PM by Patrick DiDiana

With milling and paving operations completed, the 2018 Street Maintenance Program will begin the next phase, a citywide crack filling program.

In addition to the Rivermist, Devonshire Farms, and South Point subdivisions contractors will canvass the streets listed below to identify crack filling opportunities. 

 Street  From  To
 Annie Glidden Road  South of Viaduct  Bellevue Drive
 South First Street  Taylor  Corporate Limits
 North First Street Augusta Dresser
Dresser Annie Glidden Road First Street
Bethany Road First Street Resource Parkway
Bethany Road Annie Glidden Road First Street
Harvestore First Street IL 23
Fairview Drive Annie Glidden Road Peace Road
Pleasant Street Peace Road Seventh Street

Crack filling is the placement of asphalt emulsion into longitudinal and transverse cracks to reduce water infiltration.  By restricting water from penetrating the base and sub-base layers of a street, crack filling extends the pavement life and stands out as a cost-effective technique.

How the crack sealant is applied is important.

To get the best results, prior to filling contractors use an air compressor to remove debris such as loose rock, dirt, and vegetation.  A clean surface ensures the crack filling materials properly seal the crack. 
Sep 21

Targeted End Dates Remain on Schedule for Final Phase

Posted on September 21, 2018 at 2:35 PM by Patrick DiDiana

Targeted end dates for the final phase of the 2018 Street Maintenance Program remain on schedule.  Contractors have completed milling and with the weather permitting will begin paving operations this Saturday, September, 22 on Ridge Drive.  

Ridge Drive
Contractors have finished milling Ridge Drive from Bayfield to First Street. 

Ridge 2

Today, contractors began prepping for paving on Ridge Drive by sweeping for dust and debris.

Ridge 3

Contractors are working quickly to complete driveway approaches too. 


East Taylor Street    
Milling on East Taylor from Maplewood Avenue to South Seventh Street has also finished. The crosswalk upgrades will also be completed before paving operations.

Taylor St long shot

Taylor Sidewalk

Maplewood Avenue and South 11th Street
Milling on both Maplewood Avenue and South 11th Street from East Taylor to the pavement changes has been completed. Upon release, Public Works will post next week's tentative paving schedule for the above streets.  In the meantime, residents are asked to proceed with caution and adhere to any future parking restrictions.  

11th st
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.