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Frost Line Causing Frozen Water Service
Due to the extremely cold weather we have experienced this winter, Public Works crews have noticed that the frost line is almost four feet thick. Because of this frost line, water services are freezing, leaving businesses and homes with no water. We have experienced several frozen services on Factory Road. Many of these are still without water.
It may be to your advantage to run some water over night and on the weekends when no one is in the building. You would need to have the flow equal to the diameter of a pencil.
Even though there have been several days of nice weather, services can still freeze up. When we experience sunny and warmer than normal days the frost line can go down deeper into the ground.
If you have any questions, please call the Public Works Water Division at (630) 620-2020.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Residents Encouraged to Clear Curb Inlets and Fire Hydrants
The Village of Addison Public Works provides ice control, and snow plowing/removal for the Village's 110 centerline miles of streets, 163 cul-de-sacs, 29 dead-ends, and specified buildings and parking lots.
Due to the extreme winter weather and snow accumulation some of our 2,200+ stormwater curb inlets are buried under the snow and ice.
The Addison Public Works is asking our residents to please help remove the snow and/or ice to open curb inlets or stormwater inlets during this harsh winter season.
PLEASE take the time to clear the snow and ice from around the inlets to give runoff water a chance to enter the inlet, this will aid in drainage relief as the snow melts and/or a rain event. During a rain event, every available stormwater inlet counts.
Also some 2,300+ fire hydrants are slowly becoming buried under the mountains of snow.
Residents are asked to please help us keep fire hydrants free from obstruction of snow during the winter season. As you shovel or push snow off your driveways and sidewalks, PLEASE take the time to clear the snow from around fire hydrants (three-foot radius).
During a fire, every second counts. The extra minutes you spend removing snow from around fire hydrants may save yours, or your neighbor’s home in an emergency. Also, keep your house numbers readily visible. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Route 53 Project Updates – Dec. 5, 2013
General: Lochner/IDOT continues to use a traffic signal timing consultant monitor the intersection of Route 53/Route 20, adjusting the timing to maintain traffic flow.
Access to Centennial Park/Health Club/NESDRA: The NORTH access (entrance/exit) is in staging and concrete placement in the approach has been placed.
Work on Route 53 - Centennial Park to Route 20: A lane change is tentatively scheduled for December 5. The change will open the newly poured west lanes from approx. Centennial Parks north exit, north thru the Route 20/Route 53 intersection. This will allow staging of the east side lanes of Route 53 from north of Centennial Park, north thru the intersection.
Wal-Mart Mall entrance/exits: Both remain congested.
- The south entrance/exit is opened to all traffic with signalization.
- The north entrance/exit remains ENTRANCE ONLY with NO EXIT, and will remain in that configuration.
Route 53/Route 20 intersection work: Addison repeatedly voices its concerns reference this intersection. A lane change is tentatively scheduled for December 5 in this intersection. The change will open the newly poured west lanes from approx. south of the Wal-Mart south entrance, north thru the Route 20/Route 53 intersection. This will allow staging of the east side lanes of Route 53 from north of Centennial Park, north thru the intersection.
Route 53 traffic congestion: Work in this intersection creates ongoing traffic congestion and Ret 53 traffic delays due to the intersection work.
Route 20 Traffic: Westbound is one thru-lane, plus right and left turn lanes onto Route 53. Ongoing delays are experienced at this intersection. Avoiding this intersection during rush hours is suggested. Obviously this intersection will be under construction well through the Christmas Shopping Season.
Work at the Army Trail/Route 53 intersection: This intersection is near completion, paving is completed on Army Trail to the project limits. Additional lanes will be opened after striping and permanent sign installation.
Street lights/traffic signalization: Activation along Route 53 has been moved back due to technical issues with no current tentative date. No tentative date for the Woodland Avenue signalization.
Miscellaneous: Issues with the ADA sidewalk requirements are being worked through and the work is nearing completion on sidewalk placement along the east and west sides of Route 53. Restoration work is ongoing and sod is being placed along Route 53 in various areas.
Winter is upon us again: Drivers should remain VERY aware that this is a construction zone and should use added caution through the work zone areas. PLEASE, watch for workers, NO CELL PHONE USE, watch your speed and be cautious.
For questions or concerns about this project, contact the Addison Public Works Department at 630-620-2020.
Snow Removal Plan Updated
The Village of Addison Public Works Department is preparing for another winter season and has updated its Snow Removal Plan for the year.
To review the 2013-2014 Snow Removal Plan, click here.
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