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Upcoming Street Resurfacing Work Begins August 11

Post Date:08/10/2018 9:55 a.m.

Street resurfacing activities are expected to take place on the following streets between approximately August 11 and August 22, 2018.  The streets will be open to through traffic while the work occurs, but drivers are encouraged to use alternative routes when possible.

  • S. Ringold Street (Tyler Street to Clark Street)
  • Clark Street (Logan Street to S. Blackhawk Street)
  • Bostwick Avenue (E. Racine Street to Clark Street)
  • Logan Street (Vista Avenue to Tyler Street)
  • Grove Street (Tyler Street to Carrington Street)
  • S. Ringold Street (E. Racine Street to Oakland Avenue)
  • E. Memorial Drive (N. Harmony Drive to N. Randall Avenue)
  • N. Harmony Drive (E. Milwaukee Street to S. Hawthorne Park Drive)
  • W. Luther Road (E. Memorial Drive to S. Hawthorne Park Drive)
  • N. Garfield Avenue (E Memorial Drive to Blaine Avenue)
  • E. Memorial Drive (N. Ringold Street to N. Garfield Avenue)
  • Newman Street (N. Harmony Drive to N. Claremont Drive)
  • Jackman Street (E. Milwaukee Street to Oakland Avenue)
  • Forest Park Blvd (E. Racine Street to Oakland Avenue)
  • The public alley connecting to S. Franklin Street and S. River Street between W. Milwaukee Street and Dodge Street
  • Mohawk Road (within Palmer Park - miscellaneous pavement repairs)

Drivers are encouraged to reduce speeds when driving through work zones. 

What to Expect When Your Street is Resurfaced

Streets will be posted NO PARKING from 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. (Monday-Saturday).   If you park on the street overnight please be sure to move your vehicle off the street early in the morning.

The first step in the resurfacing process is milling or grinding off the old street surface.  During and after this process traffic can drive on the street and residents will be able to access their driveways.  Please drive cautiously and expect minor delays as the equipment removes the surface layer from the pavement and loads into trucks.

Aspahlt paving follows within a few days of removal of the upper pavement layer.  Prior to paving, “FRESH OIL” (a sticky liquid tack coat) is applied to the surface to bond the new pavement to the old pavement.  TRAFFIC IS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED FROM DRIVING ON THE “FRESH OIL” WHEN IT IS AVOIDABLE.  Tires can track this material and it can difficult to remove from vehicles and other surfaces.  IF YOU HAVE TO DRIVE ON THE “FRESH OIL” PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY. 

The asphalt paving process will begin shortly after the oil is applied.  While paving operations are underway on your street, you may not be able to leave your driveway while the work is in progress at your location.  Please park your vehicle(s) on streets outside of the project area if you have concerns about getting to and from your property while the paving operations are in progress. The paving on your street will be completed in one day or less and can be driven on that evening. 

Paving is weather dependent and may need to be postponed due to rain.

For more information on these projects, please contact the Engineering Division at 755-3162.

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