Road repairs to commence in Blackberry Creek, Hughes Creek

ELBURN—Blackberry Creek residents will soon see street repair activity within their subdivision.

The Elburn Village Board on Monday voted to award several contracts for road repair.

The village accepted a quote from Behm Pavement Maintenance not to exceed $19,800 to crack fill approximately 75,000 linear feet of roadway.

The following streets slotted for crack sealing in 2013 are all located in the Blackberry Creek subdivision, with the exception of Spring Valley, which is in Hughes Creek:
• President Street—Patriot Parkway to Republic Avenue
• Patriot Parkway—President Street to dead end, and Anderson Roa to Blackberry Creek Drive
• Liberty Drive—Republic Avenue to dead end
• Blackberry Creek Drive—Keslinger Road to Hughes Road
• Spring Valley Drive—Keslinger Road to end

Meyer Paving won the contract to remove and replace close to 4,000 square yards of asphalt on streets throughout the village. Meyer came in with a quote of $75,715 for the work, with Curran Contracting’s quote at $82,689. Meyer Paving also provided a quote of $45,000 to do the crack sealing work in Blackberry Creek and Hughes Creek.

The roads to be patched are marked with white paint.

According to Superintendent of Public Works John Nevenhoven, a total of $105,000 was budgeted for street repairs this year—$55,000 for patching, $30,000 for crack sealing and $20,000 for striping.

The Village Board on Monday also approved a contract to replace the current telemetry system that operates wells No. 3 and 4 and the water levels at the towers on First Street and Route 47. Nevenhoven told the board that the current system is unreliable, and is approaching the end of its useful life, with some components more than 25 years old.

The board awarded the contract to Baxter-Woodman Control Systems Integration, for an amount not to exceed $67,800. Automatic Control Services provided a quote of $78,865.

Nevenhoven said that B&WCSI is better suited to integrate water data into the existing servers.