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Village Identifies Nearly $1 Million in Potential Road Upgrades

The Public Works Department wish list includes repairs on five roads and an expensive light replacement project.

The Greendale Public Works Department has identified nearly $1 million in street repairs it would like to tackle in 2013.

In a memo to the Village Board dated Jan. 11, Engineer Len Roecker outlined the recommended road projects for the 2013 construction season.

The recommended improvements include four streets:

  • South 60th Street from Edgerton to Water Plant Drive
  • Euston Street from (approximately) Tower Road to Enfield Avenue
  • Tower Road from Euston to Elberton
  • Elberton from Westway to Euston

None of those street segments have had significant improvements made in 20 or more years, and the estimated cost for repairs is $544,000. Most of the proposed road repairs call for a milling and overlaying of asphalt, a cheaper alternative to pulverizing the roads.

Another costly project would be the replacement of street lighting in the southeast and northeast quadrants of Eastway.

According to the memo, the lights on that street wee initially installed in 1968 and have exceeded their service life. The proposed lighting system improvements would include new 30-foot high aluminum lighting standards on concrete bases with LED lights on 6-foot arms along the west side of Eastway, as well as other upgrades.

The cost is estimated at $300,000.

In addition, another $99,000 could be spent on storm sewer adjustments, sidewalk replacements, utility patching, sanitary repairs and adjustments and pedestrian path rehabilitation throughout the village. And if there is sufficient funding, an estimated $66,000 could be spent on road repairs to Heathmeadow Court from Horizon to the dead end, a section of road that has not been improved in 36 years.

The total estimated cost for all the projects is $943,000.

On Tuesday, the Village Board sent the proposal to the Public Works Committee.

Tell us: What village roads are in the most need of repair?

Robert A January 19, 2013 at 02:54 PM
I agree with the Tower road,Elberton project.Just because it is not neccesarily a residental area ,doesn't mean it doesn't need to be maintained

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