Residents in a number of Glen Ellyn subdivisions will soon see new pavement in their neighborhoods.
Glen Ellyn will start work this week on a $1 million road resurfacing project. Work will be done on a number of street segments in the village that add up to about 1.9 miles, said Bob Minix, professional engineer of the village.
The areas affected include the Derby Glen, Danby Woods, Brentwood Court and Orchard Glen subdivisions.
"It'll be a combination of things, both resurfacing and roadway construction elements in the project," Minix said. "These are streets that are certainly due. The weather was kind of hard, particularly on the streets in Orchard Glen. It's timely that we're getting out there early to improve those streets and get them back up to a better standard."
He expects work to start this week and be finished before July 4.
There may be some disruptions during the construction time, but it will mainly be during the work day and there'll always be enough drivable surface open for vehicles to get by, Minix said.
The resurfacing project is one of at least two major road projects that will start this year. The village's board of trustees also has approved approximately $3.5 million for the Chidester-Elm-Lenox-Linden improvements project. It isn't expected to start until later in the summer and run through the fall.
It will rehabilitate around 4,400 feet of roads, including reconstruction of Elm Street and Chidester Avenue between Lenox and Riford roads, reconstruction of Lenox between Hawthorne Boulevard and Oak Street, and enhanced resurfacing of Linden Street between Main Street and Lenox. There'll be underground work on water mains and sanitary sewer lines, along with the widening of Lenox and new sidewalk on Elm, Chidester and the east side of Lenox through the park.
The roads included in the 2014 road resurfacing project:
Derby Glen Subdivision Roadways
Derby Glen Dr: Glencoe to High Gate Course
Glencoe: Geneva to Derby Glen
Hatte Gray Court: Stableford to South End
Hatte Gray Lane: Stableford to North End
High Gate: Derby Glen to Stableford
Stableford: High Gate to Derby Glen
Summit: Geneva to Derby Glen