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Construction Advisory:  Austin (Garfield to Milwaukee), Fairview, Coolidge (West of Fairview), Country Club, Golf (East of 4th Ave), Riverside, Dawes (McKinley to 176)

Weather permitting, pavement preparation and asphalt is scheduled to be placed on your streets the week of June 19. If your street is concrete, the edge will be ground down at the curb, the road will be cleaned and then prime coat (oil) will be placed prior to placement of asphalt. If your street is asphalt, no more grinding is necessary; the street will be cleaned and then prime coat (oil) will be placed prior to placement of asphalt. The prime coat allows the resurfacing to bond completely with the original pavement  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.  

Driveways adjacent to the grinding operations may be temporarily inaccessible while the operations move past. If you are temporarily out of your driveway, please note the following:

•    During working hours, please park away from those areas where the contractor is working; this will expedite their operations, and also minimizes the chance for inadvertent damage to vehicles.
•    Please do not park within 50 feet of an intersection corner or a stop sign, and at least 25 feet from any fire hydrant.

For any questions regarding the construction, please call Kevin Betke (Resident Engineer with Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.) at (847) 833-0252 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or the Engineering Division Office at (847) 918-2100. 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 throughout this process is greatly appreciated. 


•    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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