‘High-priority’ street work planned

By on November 6, 2009

[quote]by Martha Quetsch
ELBURN—The village of Elburn soon will resurface several stretches of road that the public works superintendent said are in dire need of repair.

“We have some streets that need some real attention out there,” Superintendent John Nevenhoven said.

Those roadways include South First, Reader, Prairie Valley, Filmore, Swain and East Pierce streets.

Nevenhoven said the Public Works Department identified 800 square yards of these roads that need asphalt replacement because of large potholes and weathering.

In some areas, the original roadway no longer exists, and the street is just a series of patches, such as Reader west of Read Street, he said.

“It’s really been beat up over the years,” he added.

The village will inform residents in those areas about when the work will take place.

Curran Contracting Company of DeKalb will do the work for $28,000, under a contract the Village Board approved Monday.

The village budgeted $35,000 for road improvements this year. Nevenhoven said the remaining funds will be used for unforeseen street repairs.

Curran will charge $34.95 per square yard to remove and replace the asphalt, the lowest quote the village received for the work from the three companies it asked for estimates. Each company reviewed what Nevenhoven called the high-priority areas on streets in the village.