Clarendon Hills readies for 2013 road improvements
Updated: April 15, 2013 6:10AM
CLARENDON HILLS — The village is gearing up for its 2013 road improvement program.
The Village Board approved a $92,500 contract March 4 with Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd., for design, public meeting, bidding assistance, and construction observation for the road program.
Roads included in planned work for 2013:
• Allen Court
• Ann Street, from Eastern Avenue to Sheridan Avenue, including the alley
• Bonnie Lane, from Eastern Avenue to Short Street;
• Eastern Avenue, from Ann Street to Harris Avenue
• Holmes Avenue, from 55th Street to Harris Avenue
• Powell Street, from Eastern Avenue to Sheridan Avenue
• Sheridan Avenue, from Prospect Avenue to its eastern limit
• Short Street, from Eastern Avenue to its dead end
Work is to include resurfacing along with installation of 2-foot concrete shoulders, which became the standard in Clarendon Hills a few years ago. Shoulders already are in place along Allen Court and Holmes Avenue.
Mike Millette, Clarendon Hills’ director of public works, said he recommended the proposal from Burke Engineering because the firm has an existing, satisfactory professional relationship with the village and because of Burke’s knowledge of roadways conditions, assistance with the development of a road condition survey, and familiarity with the village’s procedures and specifications.
Plans call for a Special Services Area once again to be set up in the effected road improvement area; that will be done after bids are received.
Clarendon Hills started a five-year road improvement cycle in 1995 under which several roads in the village have been repaired and resurfaced with the use of special service areas.
The special service areas result in an increased property tax bill for residents in the area the roads being improved are located. The additional money from residents is used to help cover costs of the new curbs. Resurfacing work is paid for out of funds budgeted by the village.~.