Public Works Department - Engineering Division
- Road Construction
- Storm Water
- Village Benchmarks
The Engineering Division is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the services and activities of consulting engineers as well as providing in-house engineering services. The Engineering Division interacts with the public, property owners, citizens, public/private organizations, developers, contractors, and other Village departments to address Village engineering activities. Village engineering activities include but are not limited to: new developments, capital improvement projects, public works, roadway construction and maintenance, storm water management, surveying, plan review, inspection, code enforcement, infrastructure planning, project design, and project management. The Division is also responsible for the design and construction of all Village capital projects including the annual road program, water main projects, storm drainage projects and various other projects. Engineering also provides support for other Village departments including Community Development with inspection and review of new buildings and subdivisions, Police with accident investigations, traffic operations analysis and Finance with asset reporting.
The mission of the Engineering Division to achieve Village goals through sound engineering practice while providing a high level of customer service to everyone served by the Division.
Road Construction -
Please be advised that the Madison Street Resurfacing Project is scheduled to commence in early May, 2013. The annual roadway resurfacing programs are vital to maintain the integrity of the public ways and aesthetics of the Village. We are pleased to report that the Madison Street resurfacing project is funded through grant funds that Village has secured. The contract has been awarded to K-Five Construction, of Lemont, Illinois.
The project will consist of resurfacing of Madison Street between I-55 and 91st Street.
The scope of work includes milling the old surface and placing a new asphalt surface overlay. Some areas of deteriorated pavement will also be cut, removed, and patched. The missing segments of sidewalk and curb will be added on the east side of Madison Street between 89th and 87th Streets.
Impacts to Residents
Please be alert to all signs, barricades, cones, and flaggers, and expect occasional delays or brief road closures while construction workers are present. Roads and driveways will remain open and accessible to local traffic throughout construction.
Prior to the placement of the new asphalt, a thin layer of oil will be sprayed on the streets to help bind the new asphalt with the old roadbed. This oil can adhere briefly to tires and track onto your driveway. When “Fresh Oil” signs are erected, please drive slowly and avoid excessive trips in and out of your driveway.
Duration of project:
The project schedule is weather dependent, but construction is expected to commence in early May (tentatively the week of May 6th), and should be completed by the end of June.
Contact Public Works Director Paul May, P.E., at (630) 323-4733, ext. 6000 or email email@example.com
Stormwater Runoff & Pollution Reduction
As stormwater flows over driveways, lawns, and sidewalks, it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants. Stormwater can flow into a storm sewer system or directly to a lake, stream, river, wetland, or coastal water. Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated into the water bodies we use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water. Polluted runoff is the nation’s greatest threat to clean water.
By practicing healthy household habits, homeowners can keep common pollutants like pesticides, pet waste, grass clippings, and automotive fluids off the ground and out of stormwater. Adopt these healthy household habits and help protect lakes, streams, rivers, wetlands, and coastal waters. Remember to share the habits with your neighbors!
Healthy Household Habits for Clean Water
Vehicle & Garage
- Use a commercial car wash or wash your car on a lawn or other unpaved surface to minimize the amount of dirty, soapy water flowing into the storm drain and eventually into your local waterbody.
- Check your car, boat, motorcycle, and other machinery and equipment for leaks and spills. Make repairs as soon as possible. Clean up spilled fluids with an absorbent material like kitty litter or sand, and don’t rinse the spills into a nearby storm drain. Remember to properly dispose of the absorbent material.
- Recycle used oil and other automotive fluids at participating service stations. Don’t dump these chemicals down the storm drain or dispose of them in your trash.
Lawn & Garden
- Use pesticides and fertilizers sparingly. When use is necessary, use these chemicals in the recommended amounts. Avoid application if the forecast calls for rain; otherwise, chemicals will be washed into your local stream.
- Select native plants and grasses that are drought- and pest resistant. Native plants require less water, fertilizer, and pesticides.
- Sweep up yard debris, rather than hosing down areas. Compost or recycle yard waste when possible.
- Don’t over water your lawn. Water during the cool times of the day, and don’t let water run off into the storm drain.
- Cover piles of dirt and mulch being used in landscaping projects to prevent these pollutants from blowing or washing off your yard and into local water bodies. Vegetate bare spots in your yard to prevent soil erosion.
Home Repair & Improvement
- Before beginning an outdoor project, locate the nearest storm drains and protect them from debris and other materials.
- Sweep up and properly dispose of construction debris such as concrete and mortar.
- Use hazardous substances like paints, solvents, and cleaners in the smallest amounts possible, and follow the directions on the label. Clean up spills immediately, and dispose of the waste safely. Store substances properly to avoid leaks and spills.
- Purchase and use nontoxic, biodegradable, recycled, and recyclable products whenever possible.
- Clean paint brushes in a sink, not outdoors. Filter and reuse paint thinner when using oil-based paints. Properly dispose of excess paints through a household hazardous waste collection program, or donate unused paint to local organizations.
- Reduce the amount of paved area and increase the amount of vegetated area in your yard. Use native plants in your landscaping to reduce the need for watering during dry periods. Consider directing downspouts away from paved surfaces onto lawns and other measures to increase infiltration and reduce polluted runoff.
Using the map below, click on the location of the benchmark you wish to view, or use the table below to find the benchmark closest to the area of interest.
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|Benchmark #||Location Description|
|100||Northwest corner of 79th Street and Wolf Road|
|101||Northwest corner of 75th street and Wolf Road|
|102||Northeast corner of 91st Street and County Line Road|
|103||Southeast corner of 95th Place and Jackson Street|
|104||Northeast corner of 91st Street and Madison Street|
|105||Southeast corner of 87th Street and Madison Street|
|106||Southeast corner of 87th Street and County Line Road|
|107||Southeast corner of County Line Road and German Church Road|
|108||Northwest corner of South Frontage Road and 75th Street|
|109||Southwest corner of County Line Road and Fieldstone Drive|
|110||Southeast corner of County Line Road and Longwood Drive|
|111||Southwest corner of 63rd Street and Garfield Avenue|
|112||Southwest corner of 59th Street and Garfield Avenue|
|113||Northeast corner of Creekside Court and Madison Street|
|114||Northeast corner of 71st Street and Madison Street|