Construction Projects / Meetings
Glen Avenue from War Memorial Drive to University Street has deteriorated due to the high volume of traffic with trucks going between the two commercial sites. The Glen Avenue project will improve the existing roadway on a section between two high density commercial zones. Approximately 5,100 linear feet of roadway will be removed and reconstructed. This project will use REBUILD Illinois (RBI) funds to pay for construction. This funding is estimated to be $7,579,000. Construction will take place 2022 through 2024.
- Feb 21: Glen Avenue Reconstruction Project War Memorial Drive to University Street Release
- Feb. 21: Glen Avenue Reconstruction Project War Memorial Drive to University Street
- Feb. 23: Glen Avenue Reconstruction Public Meeting Presentation
- March 3: Glen Ave Lane Closures Preliminary Work
- March 23: Westbrook Drive and Glen Ave Intersection Closure
Rehabilitate Moss Avenue from Western Avenue to Sheridan Road. Project will include storm sewer and green infrastructure will be added to improve existing drainage.
Deerbrook has a PCI of 37 and is in need or repair. This project will convert Deerbrook into a green street. The project will be monitored for maintenance needs and how the green street materials perform. Sidewalks will be permeable adjacent to the roadway so they can be maintained.
Abington Street is currently in poor condition with a PCI rating of 14. The Rock Island Greenway extension is planned to use Abington Street from Madison Avenue to Adams Street. The roadway should be reconstructed concurrently with that project. Existing drainage issues will be addressed. The City will apply for another round of ITEP grants for the bike path along Abington from the RR tracks to Prospect.
The expansion joints are failing and the abutment back wall needs repairs. This project will make the needed repairs to the Big Hollow bridge and will make creek stabilization repairs in the creek to repair erosion damage.
The Year 2 green infrastructure project consists of permeable pavement and bioswales (stormwater bumpins) in the right-of-way to manage stormwater and reduce CSO discharges. The project is located between Howett Street, Western Avenue, Butler Street, Webster Street, John H. Gwynn Jr. Avenue, McArthur Highway, and Millman Street. Permeable pavers may be installed in the parking lanes and bioswales may be installed behind the curb in parkway areas.
During the Glen and Sheridan culvert project, this segment of the culvert was found to be in poor condition. This project will include design engineering, replacement of the culvert, pavement restoration, and construction engineering.
The City-owned access road serving the three residential properties is in very poor condition and requires reconstruction. The 210 foot long street shall be reconstructed as a pervious pavement using segmental pavers with an aggregate base. The plan is to reduce the total pavement area by constructing a 22 foot wide pavement with new curb and gutter. Existing sidewalks shall remain in place.
Gale Ave between University and Sheridan is in need of HMA overlay. This project will mill and overlay the road to bring in a good condition. ADA ramps will be upgraded where necessary for accessibility.
This was will be funded with COVID funds.
The proposed improvement consists of removing the existing corrugated metal pipe drainage structure where Merle Lane crosses the East Branch of Dry Run Creek, constructing a precast three sided structure, placement of permanent erosion control/armoring, and relocating sanitary sewer lines.