Construction Projects

Investing in Elgin: Your tax dollars at work

Investing in Elgin logo for construction campaign

List of Projects: 

  • Civic Center Plaza Reconstruction
  • Lord Street Basin - Combined Sewer Separation
  • Neighborhood and Alley Resurfacing
    • Columbine Square Area Resurfacing
    • Gifford Park Area Resurfacing
    • Jackson Street Area Resurfacing
    • Near West Neighborhood Resurfacing
    • Northeast Area Resurfacing
    • West Side Area Resurfacing


Civic Center Plaza Reconstruction

Aerial rendering of reconstructed Civic Plaza

Anticipated Start Date: March 11, 2020; Anticipated End Date: Summer 2021

Status: Completed

Funding Source: Central Area TIF

Engineering Firm: Dewberry Engineers, Inc., Hitchcock Design Group and FRS Design Group

Contractor: W.E. O’Neil Construction Co.


Lord Street Basin - Combined Sewer Separation

Lord St Combined Sewer Separation project map

Anticipated Start Date: June 2021; Anticipated End Date: November 2021

Status: Started

Funding Source: Utility Fund

Engineering Firm: Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.

Contractor: Trine Construction Corp.


Neighborhood and Alley Resurfacing Projects

Columbine Square Area Resurfacing Project

Columbine Sq Resurfacing project map

Anticipated Start Date: September 2021Anticipated End Date: October 2021

Status: Started

Funding Source: Motor Fuel Tax

Engineering Firm: Burns & McDonnell

Contractor: J.A. Johnson Paving Co.



Gifford Park Area Resurfacing Project

Gifford Park Area resurfacing project map

Anticipated Start Date: July 19, 2021; Anticipated End Date: October 2021

Status: Substantially complete

Funding Source: Motor Fuel Tax

Engineering Firm: HR Green

Contractor: Plote Construction


Jackson Street Area Resurfacing Project

Jackson St Area Resurfacing Map

Anticipated Start Date: August 2021; Anticipated End Date: October 2021

Status: Substantially Complete

Funding Source: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 

Engineering Firm: Gewalt-Hamilton Associates, Inc.

Contractor: J.A. Johnson Paving Company



Near West Neighborhood Resurfacing Project

Near West Neighborhood Resurfacing project map

Anticipated Start Date: August 2021; Anticipated End Date: November 2021

Status: Started

Funding Source: Motor Fuel Tax

Engineering Firm: Chastain & Associates LLC

Contractor: Arrow Road Construction Company


Northeast Area Resurfacing Project

Northeast Area Resurfacing Project map

Anticipated Start Date: September 2021; Anticipated End Date: October 2021

Status: Started

Funding Source: Motor Fuel Tax

Engineering Firm: Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick (HLR)

Contractor: Brothers Asphalt Paving, Inc.


West Side Resurfacing Project

West Side Area Resurfacing map

Anticipated Start Date: August 2021; Anticipated End Date: November 2021

Status: Started

Funding Source: Motor Fuel Tax

Engineering Firm: Engineering Enterprises, Inc.

Contractor: Plote Construction, Inc.

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Frequently Asked Questions

 
  • Who do I call with a concern? Call 311 and Citizen Advocates will assist you. If outside of Elgin, dial 847-931-6001.
  • Will I be able to park along the street during construction? Parking restrictions will be implemented during construction. Vehicles will be restricted from being parked in the street during construction work to allow equipment to maneuver.
  • Will my trash or recycling service be impacted by construction? Often, waste trucks will service construction routes first thing in the morning, as to not interrupt project work. It is especially important, if you live in a construction area, to have your bins out before 6 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.
  • What is resurfacing? Resurfacing is the replacement of the top layer of asphalt on a street, providing it an additional 10-12 years of life.
  • When will projects begin & end? Construction begins in July and is anticipated to be completed in November. See individual project for details.
  • Are road closures expected? If a road closure is necessary, the best detour will be determined, likely an adjacent residential street. Some streets may be reduced to one lane or closed temporarily. Plan for extra travel time in morning and evening commutes to account for any delays.
  • What do I do if there are any issues related to construction cleanup/debris? Contact 311 and provide details, including specific location. Photos are helpful.
  • What can I do if my sod that was planted last year by construction crews, is now dead? How do I go about replacement? Contact 311 and provide details, including specific location. Photos are helpful.