Improvement Programs

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.

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

Road and Street Improvement Program

  • Hawthorne Drive(West of Cedar Lake Road)
  • Orchard Court(Reconfiguration)
  • Cedar Lake Streetscape

    Additional information and details on this project will be posted at a later date 

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 manybenefits to residents and the community. Street sweeping is effective atremoving both large and small pollutants that collect along the Village’sStreets. Sweepers collect and remove paper, refuse materials, leaves and otherdebris which can collect in the gutters. These types of debris are consideredpollutants, thereby threaten the storm water collection system and also blockstorm water inlets which results in localized flooding during heavyprecipitation. Equally important, is the collection of metal particles andhazardous waste left behind from passing vehicles which are extremely harmfulto the environment.

2019 Street Sweeping Schedule

Sweep 1: Week of 4/15
Sweep 2: Week of 5/20
Sweep 3: Week of 6/24
Sweep 4: Week of 7/15
Sweep 5: Week of 8/19
Sweep 6: Week of 9/9
Sweep 7: Week of 10/28