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Construction Advisory

Church Street Grinding

Weather permitting, pavement grinding on Church Street, between Milwaukee and Brainerd, is scheduled to begin Wednesday, April 19. The contractor expects this work to take 1 day.  Driveways adjacent to the grinding operations may be temporarily inaccessible while the operations move past.
After grinding, base patching (3 days-where necessary for each side of the road) and other preparatory work (2 days) is done, the street will be cleaned prior to applying a prime coat (tar-like material). The prime coat allows the resurfacing to bond completely with the original pavement. Please read the reverse side of this letter for important hints for dealing with road oil.  WATCH FOR “FRESH OIL” SIGNS. These will typically be placed just outside of the construction zone at least 24 hours before the application of road oil. The road will be resurfaced with asphalt pavement closely following the application of the prime coat.
During pavement grinding, the Village of Libertyville requests that no vehicles are parked on the street from 7am to 5pm.During base patching, the Contractor will block off areas to be patched with barricades to restrict access. During paving operations, the Village again requests that no vehicles are parked on the street from 7am to 5pm.
For any questions regarding the construction, please call the Engineering Division Office at (847) 918-2100, or Kevin Betke (Resident Engineer with Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.) at (847) 833-0252 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. You can also email Kevin Betke at . The reverse side of this letter provides information on how to obtain construction updates electronically or with our phone notification method.
For any problems which may develop after hours, please call the Police non-emergency number (847) 362-8310, and they will contact the proper personnel for follow-up. Thank you again for your cooperation.
As always, your patience and cooperation throughout this process is greatly appreciated.
Fred Chung
Senior Project Engineer         
  • Please ask your children to avoid playing in the street after the road oil is applied, and check the bottoms of their shoes before they come into the house. 
  • Park in garages or in your driveways as far from the street as possible. With windy weather, droplets of spray can be carried several feet. 
  • If you are driving and see a tank truck or men spraying oil on the street ahead of you, please consider detouring around the area.
  • The fresh oil has a wet-looking, dark brown appearance. When the color becomes black with only a slight sheen, the oil has cured. This color change will usually occur within one hour during the hot summer weather, but may take up to 3 hours in cool weather, especially if the pavement is shaded.
  • If you must drive through a freshly-oiled area, we strongly recommended that you reduce your speed to 5 to 10 m.p.h. When driving over oil which has cured, we suggest you not exceed 20 m.p.h. 
  • If you find that your tires have thrown oil onto the sides of your vehicle, any commercially available "bug and tar" remover should safely remove it. It is best to do this cleaning as soon as possible, the material gets more difficult to remove the longer it is left on.
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