Sign Shop is responsible for the installation, repair, and maintenance of all
city traffic, street name, and directional signage. The division is also
involved in replacing old or faded signs within defined neighborhoods. Signs within
an area are evaluated against current standards for retro-reflectivity, size,
and placement. Signs are also evaluated with regard to standards outlined in
the federal Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Crews work to
eliminate redundant or unnecessary signs to minimize sign pollution. A
computerized cutter aids in the creation of simple signs to maximize
report a damaged sign please call 311 (or 847-931-6001).
over the appropriateness of a particular sign or a situation that relates to
installing a new sign should be submitted to the Elgin Police Department's traffic unit by calling 311 (or 847-931-6001) or the Elgin Police Department's non-emergency line at 847-289-2700.
Electrical Division maintains the city’s street and historical lighting. The
lighting system is comprised of approximately 6500 street lights including
roadway, parking lot, and pedestrian lights. The division attempts to make an
initial evaluation of a reported outage within five days. Simple repairs can
often be completed on the initial visit. Requests to locate street light
electrical lines received through the JULIE system are also completed by this
department. Inoperative street lights can be reported by calling 311 (or 847-931-6001).
responsible for the maintenance of street lights mounted to wooden poles. Calls
for service to these lights can be reported by calling ComEd at (800) 334-7661. You may also file an online request, click here for more information.
ComEd has a notification system in place that allows customers to subscribe to power outage alerts via mobile phones. Further information is available by clicking here.