A street maintenance program is approved annually by the Mayor and Board of Trustees. Various Village owned and accepted streets are scheduled for rehabilitation this year. The purpose of this program is to reconstruct streets which have deteriorated over and above normal maintenance.
This year the program will follow the water main replacement in Orland Hills Gardens subdivision and part of Old Orland near 144th Place and Jefferson Avenue. The rehabilitation program in Orland Hills Gardens subdivision is scheduled to begin between the middle to the end of July.
Also included this year is a portion of 143rd Street near Harlem Avenue. The village will be using "white topping" for rehabilitating the area with the washboard effect in the pavement. The top few inches of the pavement will be removed and replaced with concrete. The process is intended to prolong the life of the pavement.
Miscellaneous roadway patching will occur in areas throughout the Village.
The program includes replacement of hazardous sidewalks, repair or replacement of non-functioning curb and gutter, milling of the existing street, and new surface layer of asphalt.
This program does not include:
- Replacement of driveways
- Replacement of driveway aprons
- Entry walks
- Functioning curb and gutter meeting engineering standards
The above items are the responsibility of the homeowner. You may wish to contact Public Works for the name of program contractor if you are considering having your driveway or apron replaced. Replacement cost is the responsibility of the homeowner. Remember that any driveway reconstruction / replacement requires a building permit.
Street rehabilitation is unfortunately subject to weather conditions. Most materials and construction methods do not fair well in poor weather. Bad weather can therefore delay the project for a few days. We ask for your patience as we wait for better weather.
Most importantly, public safety is a primary concern for the Village, contractor, and residents during the rehabilitation process. We ask that you please drive slowly and cautiously through the work areas. We realize that the project presents a significant inconvenience to many residents. Your patience during the construction process is greatly appreciated!