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Sun City Huntley, Wing Pointe slated for summertime road work

HUNTLEY – The Huntley Village Board meets Thursday to tackle a variety of upcoming road construction projects, including an $866,900 construction contract for this year's street improvement program.

Residents in Sun City Huntley and the Wing Pointe subdivision will see resurfacing work done to pavement at least 12 years old, said Public Works Director Jim Schwartz. The work is expected to last 55 days, beginning in early August.

Construction covers Del Webb Boulevard in Sun City, between Route 47 and Eakin Creek Court, and the eastern portion of Wing Pointe. Traffic delays during the local road construction will be minimal, Schwartz said.

"There may be short delays, but traffic should be able to follow at all times," he said.

Huntley officials received five contracts for the street improvement program, with the lowest bid at $866,897 from Crystal Lake-based Geske and Sons.

Village trustees will discuss the low bid during a committee meeting Thursday, with formal approval on it expected next week.

Taxes collected from local gasoline sales and $100,000 from the village's street improvement fund will pay for the local road projects.

Elsewhere on the board agenda, trustees will discuss a $140,000 engineering deal with Lombard-based Jacob and Hefner Associates that starts planning on $1.2 million in widening work to Freeman Road.

The work is needed, officials say, to help Weber Grills expand and build its global distribution center along Interstate 90.

The agreement could be covered through a $518,494 state grant village officials agreed to sponsor for the widening project. If not, developer Duke Realty would reimburse the village, officials said.

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