In February, the Village Board was presented with the bid proposal for the 2023 Highway Improvement Program. This bid was awarded to the lowest responsive and qualified bidder. Roadwork this summer will occur on:
It is expected that road construction will be substantially completed during the month of May, with work starting on May 1, 2023. It is important to note that timelines are weather dependent and are only a reasonable estimation of the time it will take to construct these roads.
As a part of the construction, we work to notify our community partners like our first responders, the U.S. Post Office, local bus companies, the waste haulers who service our community, and private parcel delivery to mitigate any potential service inconveniences that may arise from construction. While the roads will always be accessible to through traffic, there may be times where motorists will be inconvenienced for the safety of the workers.
To keep everyone informed and abreast of any details regarding this summer construction project, Village Staff will be hosting an open-forum-style in-person meeting during the month of April before the regularly scheduled Village Board Meeting.
Our 2023 Highway Improvement Program is the single largest budgeted item in the Village and the Department of Public Works accounts for over 50% of our Village budget. Therefore, the Village Board and Staff strive to continue to involve residents, receive input, and keep an open dialogue with property owners; especially when it comes to road construction.
The Village's budgeted amount for FY2023, was $1,500,000. The awarded contract for work was in the amount of $1,378,440, a difference of $121,000. It is anticipated that additional construction work will take place in the Village to spend the account down to as close to a zero balance as possible.