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Downers Grove plans spring road maintenance work

Published: Thursday, April 3, 2014 11:02 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 12:29 p.m. CDT

DOWNERS GROVE – Village council members heard the details of about $6 million in road repair and resurfacing work planned for this spring in the village.

"This is a continuation of what we've been seeing for several years in getting caught up on some much needed road maintenance in our community," Downers Grove Mayor Martin Tully said.

The first project – presented as a first reading at Tuesday's council meeting – would award a $3.6 million contract to ALamp Concrete Contractors, Inc., of Schaumburg to reconstruct roads just north of Butterfield Road and east of Finley Road, among other work. Roads to be reconstructed in the area include Brook Drive, Center Circle and Downers Drive.

In addition to reconstructing the streets, the project would replace storm sewers and install sidewalks along Brook Drive and Centre Circle, Downers Grove Public Works Director Nan Newlon said.

ALamp provided the low bid out of six received from the village, according to staff documents, and has completed similar projects for the village in 2012 and 2013 in the Valley View subdivision, among others.

The second item presented Tuesday is a $2.46 million contract to Central Blacktop Company of La Grange to resurface a parking lot and portions of 29 streets. The work will lay a new layer of asphalt along with the repair of defective sections of pavement, curb and gutter, according to village documents.

The project is one of several planned for 2014, including crack sealing, seal coating, a second round of road resurfacing and roadway patching.

Central Blacktop Company provided the low bid of three received by the village, and completed similar projects in Downers Grove in 2006, 2007, 2012 and 2013.

The council did not take action on either item Tuesday and will likely vote on both projects at the April 8 meeting.

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