In 2016, North Riverside undertook a large-scale road improvement campaign, spending about $2 million to resurface or patch about 50 blocks throughout the village. A year later, the village will mount a much more modest road improvement program this fall.
On Aug. 14, the North Riverside Village Board passed a resolution authorizing the use of $175,000 in motor fuel tax revenues for the work, which will take place over a four to six week period in October and November, according to Village Engineer John Fitzgerald.
Two streets are scheduled for full resurfacing: 24th Street between 5th and 8th avenues and the entire length of Country Club Lane. Small sections of failed curb and gutter may also be replaced and repairs will be made to any deteriorated drainage structures.
In addition, said Fitzgerald said, smaller sections of road at locations scattered throughout the village will receive surface patching.
Streets will remain open to traffic during construction, with closures limited to days when asphalt is being applied.
Because the work involved motor fuel tax revenues, plans for the project have been submitted to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The village will seek bids for the project in September, with work starting sometime in October, Fitzgerald said.
— Bob Uphues