Public Works Director, Mike Rogers
Director of Peoria Public Works Mike Rogers is dedicated to improving the quality of the City’s infrastructure through management and overseeing the direction and budget for the six divisions of the Department: Engineering, Streets & Sewers, Facilities, Traffic, Fleet and Administrative. Improving communication amongst the public is one of Mike Rogers goals as he believes it is imperative for the department to build trust with our community residents and visitors. Utilizing green infrastructure to satisfy the combined sewer project are one of the improvements Mike Rogers is currently working on. Developing more programs and providing a sustainable community would be ideal as we move forward. As Director, he has been instrumental in changing the philosophy of Public Works through data driven programs where the Department is able to develop plans for future sustainability of the community.
Director Rogers believes in providing a high level of customer service, along with an effective government and transparency about the City’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP). He has changed the relationship with the City residents by providing regular community meetings, where he has incorporated many of the suggestions from the homeowners. Rogers believes in safety, not only for the employees, but for the public and has developed a strategic plan for maintaining and improving the City’s streets and roads.
Prior to joining Peoria Public Works in July 2013, Director Rogers was Assistant Director of Public Works for San Antonio, Texas and before that, Director of Roads in Wayne County, Michigan. His experience includes 24 years in City and County government where he has been influential in the engineering and development of the infrastructure of buildings, roads and other Capital Improvements Projects. He has been involved in all aspects of public service as an engineer, manager, supervisor and consultant. In addition, Rogers is currently serving on various different boards in the city of Peoria. Some of them include the Board of Salvation Army, Advisory board of the Tri-county Urban League, Kiwanis SW Peoria Board, Bradley’s I-CAT Operations and Equipment, and the IL APWA State Chapter.
Originally from Michigan, Director Rogers has an MS in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University; a BS Construction Engineering degree from Lawrence Technological University; and a fellowship from the County Leadership Institute, New York University’s Graduate School of Public Services. Director Mike Rogers is married and has four children.
Creating Pride in the Public Works Department and our Community by:
Providing excellent public infrastructure planning, management, construction and
maintenance, while demonstrating caring and knowledgeable internal and external
customer service; and
Supporting the safety, vitality, and enhanced quality of life to our residents, businesses and
Project & Public Meeting Information
2014-10-16 Alta-Allen Intersection Public Meeting
2014-06-26 Alta-Allen Intersection Public Meeting
History of the Peoria Rocket
Minutes to meeting
Bus shuttle comment sheet
v 13 Forrest Hill Construction Letter 062315
Forrest Hill Construction Start Letter 072514rmb
Public Meeting #2 – April 30 2014 – Presentation Documents
FH Presentation – Meeting 2
Comments – ForrestHill041614
Forrest Hill Overlay – Newsletter 04-16-14 SL
Public Meeting #1 – April 16 2014 – Presentation Documents
Forrest Hill Presentation 041614
Existing Cross Sections
Cross Section Concepts – Sheridan to North St
Full Aerial – Sheridan to North Street Options
Cross Section Concepts – North St to Knoxville
Full Aerial – North St to Knoxville Options
Raingarden and Native Plants Concepts
Public Workshop #1-Agenda
Public Workshop #1-FINAL BOARDS
Main & University Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
News Release Main and University Project40714
Main and University Project Effec 032714
Main and University Public Meeting_2014-03-24
Main-University Intersection Imprvmnts Master Plan P031314
031714 Main and Univ Intersect Closure
030614 News Release Main and University w Map
March 3 Main-University Closures W AlternRoutesMap
022514 Main Str News Release and Closure Maps
Main and University Public Meeting_2014-01-29
Main and University Public Meeting 2013-09-26
University St (Nebraska to Forrest Hill) Newsletter 1 042415
University Fig 2 – 5 lane Configuration
Term used to describe the level of flood that statistically has a 1-percent chance of happening in any year. This was once referred to as the 100-year flood.
The speed of which 85% of all motorists in a study are traveling.
Average Annual Daily Traffic
A method of determining traffic flow to allow the traffic signal controller adjust signal timing. This can be either in-pavement loops or camera activated.
Base Flood Elevation:
The elevation shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Map that indicates the water surface elevation resulting from a flood that has a 1 percent chance of equaling or exceeding that level in any given year.
Bi-directional turn lane:
Center lane on some roadways which is used for left turning from either direction.
Properties within the City of Peoria boundaries, as depicted on the plat maps
The large metal box near a signalized intersection that contains the traffic signal controller.
Plowing and pushing snow back close to the curb or edge of the pavement so all traffic lanes and storm drain inlets are fully cleared.
A right held by one property owner to make use of the land of another for a limited purpose.
A building or portion of building, fixture or obstruction that physically intrudes upon the property of another. Entry to another’s property without right or permission.
Federal Highway Administration
A floodplain is an area that will be inundated by a flood from a river, creek, ditch, lake, or other water source. The Federal Emergency Management Agency defines floodplain areas based on the flood risk.
The floodway is the regular channel of a river, stream, or other watercourse, plus the adjacent land areas that must be reserved in order to discharge the base flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than one foot.
Show route designations, destinations, directions, distances, services, points of interest, and other geographical, recreational, or cultural information.
Illinois Department of Transportation
Intersection Design Study
Institute of Traffic Engineers
The government body that has authority.
Justifying Traffic Control Signals:
An engineering study of traffic conditions, pedestrian conditions, and physical characteristics of the location shall be performed to determine whether installation of a traffic control signal is justified at a particular location.
Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices is recognized as the national standard for all traffic control devices installed on any street, highway or bicycle trail open to public travel.
Preventative maintenance performed on all vehicles to keep them in good working condition.
Signals used along with traffic signals to denote the safe crossing times for pedestrians. These may be activated either by a pedestrian push button, or automatically recalled.
Remote Controller of Outside Circuits
Give notice of traffic laws or regulations.
A path or route that may lawfully be used, such as land covered by a public road.
Residential Parking Permit Program
School Speed Zone:
Area adjacent to a school with a lower posted speed limit during school days, when children are present. In Peoria school speed zones are 20 mph
Over several years time the rays of the sun oxidizes bituminous pavements and makes them brittle. Most local governments apply some type of inexpensive sealcoat process to extend the life of the pavement. The City of Peoria uses a chip-seal process where oil is applied to the pavement and immediately covered with aggregate chips. The oil rejuvenates the pavement and the aggregate cover adds to the wearing surface while enabling traffic to drive on the pavement immediately. The majority of the streets in Peoria are a bituminous surface and are sealcoated on a seven year cycle.
A path separated from the roadway which is intended to be used by both bicycles and pedestrians.
The amount of time for a traffic signal to go through all directions of traffic one time.
The portion of the signal cycle which is allowed one direction of traffic flow.
The blade (large piece of metal) attached to the front of our trucks used for plowing snow. One blade is 42 inches tall, 10 feet wide and weighs 3,030 pounds. (That’s more than 1 Ton!)
Spot speed study:
A study of roadway speeds captured by radar detector.
A solid white line at the approach of an intersection to indicate where a vehicle must stop.
An investigation and evaluation of a traffic concerns (speed, parking, traffic count, collision).
Traffic Control Devices:
Signs, signals, markings and other devices to regulate, warn, or guide traffic, placed on over or adjacent to a street, highway, pedestrian facility, or bikeway by authority of a public agency having jurisdiction.
Traffic Control Signal:
Any highway traffic signal by which traffic is alternately directed to stop and permitted to proceed.
A device to count roadway traffic. These can be seen as little black rectangles on the roadway surface.
The device that shows red, yellow or green lights to control flow of traffic.
Traffic Signal Controller:
A computerized device that controls the traffic signals.
Traffic Signal System:
A method used to control traffic at an intersection, which may include traffic signals, traffic signal controller, controller cabinet and advanced detection. Traffic systems may be either pre-timed or actuated. Pre-timed means that the signal runs according to a predetermined program. Traffic actuated means that the controller utilized advanced detection to adjust the signal timing for maximum efficiency.
Traffic Signal Warrants:
Threshold condition that must be met to determine the need for a traffic signal at an intersection.
Give notice of a situation that might not be readily apparent.
- 10-foot = width of snow plow blade
- 25 designated snow routes
- 36 = # of hours to outfit a Police squad car
- 42” = the height of one Wausau snow plow blade
- 55 miles of communication cabling
- 70 City vehicles serviced annual on a rotation basis
- 90 miles of alleys
- 120 oil changes per month (average)
- 180+ miles of routed streets snow plowed
- 238 dead-end streets
- 250 miles of non-route streets snow plowed
- 275 traffic signals
- 355 cul-de-sacs
- 456 miles of center-lane streets
- 500 miles of 2-lane streets
- 702 pothole requests (on average) filled annually
- 2,400 inlets (separated storm sewer systems)
- 2,500 inlets inspected/cleaned
- 3,030 lbs = the weight of one Wausau snow plow blade
- 3,500 inlets and catch basins (combined sewer systems)
- 7,649 storm sewer inlets
- 11,500 street lights
- 14,000+ cubic yards of mulch (from City trees) given to the public free of charge
- 15,400 tons of steel slag aggregate (for sealcoating) placed annually
- 40,000 informational signs posted
- 40,000 traffic signs
- 468,000 gallons of sealcoat oil purchased annually
This 8-page newspaper is created by the American Public Works Association (APWA) for students in grades K-5 grades that contains stories, fun facts, illustrations, activities and much more, for students to learn all about Public Works. This downloadable PDF can be read on-screen, on a classroom smartboards, or printed for distribution to students.
LESTER D. BERGSTEN PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY
3505 N Dries Lane
Peoria IL 61604-1210
Michael Rogers, MSCE, PWLF – Director of Public Works
Hours of Operation:
Public Office Open Mon. – Fri. 7:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
- Administrative Services Manager – Vikki Hibberd
- Administrative Operations Manager – Jan Little
- Deputy Director, City Engineer – Scott Reeise, P.E.
- Deputy Director, Superintendent of Operations – Sie Maroon
- Facilities Maintenance Manager – Jason Meeks
- Fleet Services Manager – Robert Williams
(309) 494-8853 (Fleet Services)
(309) 494-8857 (Fleet Services FAX)
- Permit Engineer – Ken Andrejasich
- Public Works Supervisor – Ellen Rosenbaum
- Public Works Supervisor – Vacant
- Traffic Engineer – Nicholas Stoffer, P.E.
- Traffic Supervisor – Irv DuBois
- Urban Forestry Manager – David Haste
Contact the Public Works Department
Comments or questions are welcome.