Freeman Road Culvert Project - Project Updates
As part of the 2021 Budget, the Village Board of Trustees approved the Freeman Road Culvert Replacement Project which will replace an existing failed culvert submerged underneath Freeman Road approximately 400 feet east of Carriage Way. The project will include the removal and replacement of the existing failed 24” corrugated metal culvert with a new 48” reinforced concrete culvert, pavement removal and replacement as well as restoration to the disturbed areas outside of the roadway.
2021 Street Improvement Program - Covington Lakes Subdivision Project Updates
This program is funded in part by Motor Fuel Taxes received by the Village from the State of Illinois. These funds are distributed on a per capita basis. The Streets identified for 2021 follow the recommendations of the Street Maintenance Improvement Report to restore the pavements with the highest (worst) Pavement Condition Index. Pavement rehabilitation will consist of a combination of full and partial depth pavement removal & replacement. Project also includes full depth asphalt patching as needed, spot sidewalk, curb and gutter repair as well as remove and replace sidewalk aprons with detectable warning panels to meet current ADA standards. Roadway sections include all roadways in the Covington Lakes and Coves of Covington Subdivisions. Project also includes crack sealing pavement edges in the Northbridge Subdivision which was resurfaced in 2020.
2021 Street Improvement Program - Sun City NH 11 Project Updates
In situations where the pavement condition reveals areas of localized distress, edge grind & overlay can be a cost-effective means for repairing the deficiency. Edge grind & overlay includes grinding up to 2 inches depth at the edge of the roadway and planning to 0 at the centerline followed by asphalt resurfacing the roadway section with the goal of restoring the pavement and prolonging the useful life of the entire roadway section. Project also includes spot sidewalk, curb and gutter repair as well as remove and replace sidewalk curb ramps with detectable warning panels to meet current ADA standards.
2021 Sidewalk Cutting Program Project Updates
The Sidewalk Cutting Program is continuing to evolve in order to manage and address the vertical surface discontinuities throughout the Village and provide safe pedestrian pathways for our community. The program consists of a more targeted approach and addresses all vertical displacements in our annual Street Improvement Programs, which includes MFT and Edge Mill Overlay. Sidewalk service requests meeting certain criteria will also be included in this program.
2021 Pavement Management Program – Crack Sealing Project Updates
The 2021 program would consist of crack sealing at various locations throughout the Village.
Crack Seal: When applied to low stress pavements, crack sealing is a cost-effective measure to extend pavement life by precluding water from entering the pavement subsurface thereby retarding the propagation of more cracks and preserving the pavement condition.
2021 Pavement Management Program – Pavement Marking Project Updates
Pavement markings are used to convey messages to roadway users. They indicate which part of the road to use, provide information about conditions ahead, and indicate where passing is allowed. Pavement symbols are used to indicate permitted lane usages. The pavement marking program would consist of restoring a combination of thermoplastic and paint markings at various locations throughout the Village. Thermoplastic marking has a life of approximately 5 years before it needs to be restored whereas most paint marking needs to be restored annually. With the vast roadway network throughout the Village requiring marking, a combination of contract and in-house operations are necessary to keep the markings fresh.
2021 Bridge Inspection Program
Bridges meeting a certain size criteria are required to be inspected biannually (Kreutzer Road east bridge is annually) in accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) and the IDOT Structure Information and Procedure Manual. Ten (10) bridges in Huntley meet these criteria, three (3) of which are scheduled for inspection in FY2021.
LED Street Light Replacement Program Project Updates
The 2021 LED Lighting Incentive Program will be administered by ComEd and will consist of converting high pressure sodium municipal street lights to light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures with the goal of reduced consumption and energy savings.
Sewer Televising and Lining Project Updates
Sewer lining is an essential component to sewer asset management and to the IEPA mandated Capacity, Management, Operation, and Maintenance (CMOM) program. The sewer lining and rehabilitation program allows the Village to cost effectively repair sewers with minimal restoration and disruption to traffic by using a trenchless cured in place pipe lining process. The 2021 program will consist of televising, jetting and lining all the sanitary sewers and manholes identified in the target area. Refer to Project Updates link above for more information.
2021 Water Main Replacement Program
Mill & Dean Streets Watermain: Over the past several years, there have been numerous water main breaks on Mill Street and Dean Street as a result of deteriorating and aging pipe. Most recently between the 4-week period of August 22, 2020 and September 17, 2020 there were a total of six isolated incidents of water main breaks on this section of water main. These main breaks cause service disruptions for residents, consume staff resources, result in water loss, are costly to repair and are likely to continue unless the pipe is replaced with new pipe meeting current material and construction standards. The proposed improvements include the replacement of the existing 8-inch water main along Dean Street between Mill Street to the north and Martin Drive to the south; extension of the 12-inch water main to east of the railroad and new services to connect to the 12-inch water main on Mill Street between IL Rt 47 to Dean Street.
IL RT. 47 Watermain: On June 1, 2015 and again on January 25, 2018, the 12-inch water main under the concrete pavement of IL Route 47 suffered a main break causing disruptions to service and traffic as well as damage to public infrastructure. The particular section of water main under IL Route 47 most susceptible to breaks extends between Mill Street and just north of the UPRR crossing. The remaining associated connecting water main was either replaced during the Route 47 widening project or is outside of the limits of the pavement. The proposed improvements include the replacement of the existing 12-inch water main along IL Route 47 between Main Street to the north and Mill Street to the south. This work will consist of approximately 1,600 lineal feet of new 12-inch water main.
Ecological Assessment and Restoration / Wing Pointe and Southwind Subdivisions
This project follows the recommendations of the Long Term Maintenance and Monitoring Plan to restore the preserved wetland in the Wing Pointe and Southwind subdivisions. The recovery of the wetland will be completed by removing individual specimens of invasive native species, permitting and implementation of controlled burns in natural areas as needed to clear debris, recycle nutrients and stimulate native plant and animal species. Invasive woody & herbaceous flora will be controlled through cultural methods, physical removal or the application of appropriate herbicides and mowing. Mowing of restored areas will also allow light to the ground for new seedlings. Supplemental native seed and/or plugs will be planted to increase native plant competition & biodiversity.
Geographic Information System (GIS) and Asset Management Program
Updates include utility data additions and various tools for tracking and utilizing information added to the system. An asset management solution called VUEWorks will be implemented with six (6) modules consisting of Service Requests, Work Orders, Resource Manager, Condition, Request Portal and MobileVue. The Service Request Module will track calls, complaints and requests from citizens.