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Construction Advisory: Dawes Street, Riverside Drive, Arbor Court, Cambridge, Harvard, Downing, Michaels, Eton, Golf Rd (East of 4th Ave)

During the next two weeks, the contractor will be preparing and paving the asphalt on your street. If the pavement on your street has not yet been touched, a grinder will be used to take off the top layer of asphalt. Then, the asphalt that remains will be marked for patching. After patching is complete, the road will be cleaned, and the Contractor will place the prime coat (oil) prior to paving. If the pavement has already been ground off your street, and the patching is complete, your street will be cleaned, and the Contractor will be placing prime coat (oil) and preparing for asphalt placement.
Prime coat is usually scheduled for early in morning so it can dry before most of the traffic runs on it.  Asphalt paving will follow application of the prime coat.  Driveways adjacent to the paving operations may be temporarily inaccessible while the operations move past. 
Please read 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 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 Kevin Betke (Resident Engineer with Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.) at (847) 833-0252 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. You can also email Kevin Betke at or call the Engineering Division Office at (847) 918-2100 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
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 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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