Improvement Programs

Sanitary Sewer Cleaning & Televising Program 

Sewer televising identifies badly deteriorated pipe, sewer joints that have mineral deposits, and sewer pipe that has tree root intrusions. In addition, sewer televising is required for each local system part of the Lake County NW Collection System to comply with the CMOM requirements (Televise and clean 10-percent of the Village’s sanitary sewer system per/year).

2020 Location Map

2020 Resident Notification Letter

Capital Improvement Projects

Each year, the Village Engineers determine which roads will be improved based on a number of factors such as condition, age and volume of traffic. The Village uses pavement management software to determine the condition of our local streets. The software program estimates the rate of pavement degradation and recommends an optimal rehabilitation schedule.

2019 Hook Drive & Orchard Lane Improvements
Federally Funded Surface Transportation Program (STP)

Scope of work for this project:
2019 Construction (Phase 1): Orchard Lane from Rollins Road to Green Valley Lane, and Hook Drive from Orchard Lane to IL Route 83 – July 2019 to November 2019.-Complete

2020 Construction (Phase 2): Orchard Lane from Green Valley to Monaville Road and Hook Drive from IL Route 83 to Rollins Rd-April 2020-October 2020.-Complete

In an effort to keep the community informed, a project specific website has been created. Residents will be able to find project information, updates and register to receive project updates via email.

Hook-Orchard Improvements Website

2020 Hawthorne Drive Roadway Improvement Project

Work consists of roadway removal, watermain and storm sewer installation, installing new water services, driveway apron removal and replacement, installation of concrete curb and gutter, installation of sidewalk, paving and landscaping restoration.

Roadway improvements on Hawthorne Dr. Between Cedar Lake Rd and North Channel Drive scheduled to commence on Wednesday May 20, 2020 weather permitting. -Complete

Resident Notification Letter

Annual Maintenance Programs

Sidewalk Replacement Program
This is an annual maintenance program to replace damaged sections of sidewalk throughout the Village. The program focuses on replacing sidewalks with trip hazards. The Engineering Department conducts a survey every few years to evaluate the current condition of sidewalks throughout the Village.

Curb Replacement Program 
This is an annual maintenance program to replace hazardous, broken and missing curb throughout the Village. The engineering Department conducts a survey every few years to evaluate the current condition of curbs throughout the Village.

Crack Sealing
This program is designed to perform preventive maintenance on recently resurfaced asphalt streets throughout the Village by sealing cracks that have developed. The goal of the program is to extend the life cycle of the pavement. Pavement crack sealing is one of the best and most cost effective preventive maintenance techniques to prolong the life cycle of asphalt pavement.

Pavement Marking Program
This is an annual maintenance program to place new pavement markings with a thermoplastic material on streets throughout the Village. The priorities for striping include school zones and school crosswalks, the business districts and high volume streets.

Street Sweeping
The sweeping of Village streets continues to provide many benefits to residents and the community. Street sweeping is effective at removing both large and small pollutants that collect along the Village’s Streets. Sweepers collect and remove paper, refuse materials, leaves and other debris which can collect in the gutters. These types of debris are considered pollutants, thereby threaten the storm water collection system and also block storm water inlets which results in localized flooding during heavy precipitation. Equally important, is the collection of metal particles and hazardous waste left behind from passing vehicles which are extremely harmful to the environment.

Street Sweeping is completed for the Village once a month starting the month of April thru October.