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Five Year Roadway Maintenance Program
The Village is responsible for approximately 80 miles of roadway in Addison,
and that does not include State or County routes, such as Lake Street, Rohlwing
Road, North Avenue, Villa/Wood Dale Road and sections of Army Trail Road,
Addison Road, and Swift Road. Our long-range construction plan, called the
Five-Year Roadway Maintenance Program, allows us to make improvements to the
Village's streets by identifying those that need to be reconstructed,
rehabilitated, or resurfaced each year.
Although we project out a five-year program, it is typically updated after
the third year. Engineering personnel annually reevaluate pavement sections
throughout the Village and update the road database.
There are three main types of road improvements that involve the Engineering
Division. Those are street reconstruction, pavement rehabilitation, and pavement
Street Reconstruction: Pavement reconstruction involves removing the
existing hard surface, base, and frequently, most of the curb and gutter, and
then reinstalling everything to meet current standards. Of the three types of
road improvement projects, this is the most extensive and disruptive.
Street Rehabilitation: This process involves the complete removal and
replacement of sections of severely deteriorated pavement in its entirety (full
depth patching) and curb and gutter as needed. It is then followed by grinding
the existing pavement surface and resurfacing the entire project limits.
Street Resurfacing: Resurfacing, which is the quickest of the three
methods of pavement construction, involves grinding the existing pavement
surface and then overlaying new surface material.
Please note that this program includes the replacement or improvement of
Village streets, not routine street maintenance. Routine maintenance such as
patching, sealing coating, or rejuvenation is the responsibility of the
Department of Public Works. To report a pothole, pavement or curb problem,
contact the Street Division at (630) 620-2020.
Annual Roadway Maintenance Program FAQs
Q: What is the Annual Roadway Maintenance Program?
A: Each summer, the Village of Addison conducts a construction project known
as the Roadway Maintenance Program. The intent of the program is to make
improvements to the Village's streets. The Village Board allocates funds for
these improvements that are above and beyond the normal maintenance the
Village performs. Streets are prioritized according to age and need for
Q: How are the streets selected for the program?
A: The Engineering Division annually conducts a field survey to determine the
condition of the streets within the Village of Addison. Data collected from
this survey is analyzed by the engineering staff who then determines the need
for repairs based on the type, severity and quantity of defects of the
individual street. The Engineering Division uses this information to develop
the Roadway Maintenance Program.
Q: What streets are in the program and what work will be done on them?
A: The Roadway Maintenance Program typically results in improvements of 1 to 2
miles of roadway in the Village. Residents whose streets will be affected by
construction will be notified prior to the work beginning. A complete list of
streets that will be included in the Annual Roadway Maintenance Program is
available by contacting the Engineering Division.
Q: Who will be performing the work on these streets?
A: The Engineering Division prepares the plans and specifications for the
Roadway Maintenance Program and lets it in a competitive bidding process that
typically occurs in late winter or early spring. After all legitimate bids are
opened, tabulated, and evaluated, the Engineering Division makes a
recommendation to the Village Board who awards the contract. Contractors,
suppliers, or residents with questions about the Annual Roadway Maintenance
Program should contact the Engineering Division at (630) 693-7530.
Q: When will work begin?
A: Work typically begins in April or May after execution of the contracts. The
Engineering Division will oversee the project and keep residents informed of
Q: Will driveway access be affected during construction?
A: It will be necessary to limit access to the driveways at times. The
contractor will be informed to be sensitive to the needs of the residents
adjacent to the construction areas by providing temporary access, if possible.
When curb and gutter or concrete driveways are excavated and poured, there
will typically be a 72 hour period when access will not be permitted. During
that time, residents may be permitted to park on adjacent streets not under
construction. During working hours, typically from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday, please do NOT park in areas under construction. This will
ensure that the construction crews have room to maneuver their equipment and
bring materials on site. It will also provide a safer travel way and safeguard
against damage to personal property. Residents whom require uninterrupted
driveway access because of a medical or physical condition, or a unique
circumstance should make the Inspector aware of their needs by contacting the
Engineering Division at (630) 693-7530 when they receive notice.
Q: Are plans available for public review?
A: Construction plans and specifications are available for public review at
Village Hall in the offices of the Engineering Division. Please make an
appointment so that engineering staff will be available to answer any
Words of Caution
It is imperative that everyone exercises caution while driving, bicycling, or
walking on the streets that are under construction and obeys ALL construction
signs. Also, remember to monitor children closely. They tend to be curious and
should be kept away from the construction activities. Construction sites are not
For information regarding the Village of Addison's Street Maintenance
Program, contact the Village Engineer in the Department of Community Development