Board saves money by reducing repairs

By on July 29, 2011

by David Maas
Kaneville—The Kaneville Village Board on Thursday discussed available possibilities for road work and repair of several major roads in the village.

Originally, the board had discussed completely repaving Merrill Road and Lovell Street, as well as subdivision roads, but due to funds, the board had to re-evaluate the situation.

“It would cost over $80,000 to completely repair the roads,” Board President Bob Rodney said. “That’s a solid chunk of the village’s funds.”

Instead, the village decided to focus on pothole repairs on Merrill and Lovell, and crack sealing on the subdivision roads.

“It will cost about $9,000 to repair the potholes, and $10,000 to fill the cracks,” Rodney said. “It should buy us some time and allow us to build up our funds.”

While the roadwork will be under warranty for a year, Rodney said work of this nature lasts around three years.

“We’ll only be filling the major cracks,” Rodney said. “We don’t want the cost to get out of hand.”

Because this is only a temporary measure, the board is already planning on revisiting road repairs early next year.

“We will have to revisit this early next year, as early as February,” Trustee Jon Behm said. “We need to be ready to go ahead with the road work as soon as it’s needed.”