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Construction Advisory - Dawes Street

This week the contractor will be placing prime coat (oil) and preparing for asphalt placement.  Weather permitting, prime coat is scheduled for early morning Wednesday 5/3.  The first lift of asphalt is temperature dependent and may be placed the following week if weather conditions permit.  Driveways adjacent to the paving operations may be temporarily inaccessible while the operations move past.  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 Village of Libertyville requests that all vehicles are off the streets listed above 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
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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