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Pavement Preservation Program

RECLAMITE

UPDATE 8/17/2017

The Pavement Preservation Maps for 2017 shows the streets to be treated under the current contract. Reclamite preservative treatment will be applied in the Fall of 2017 as weather permits. Temporary 'No Parking' signs will be placed in the blocks to be done prior to treatment. An applicator truck sprays the reclamite on the asphalt surface. The material penetrates into the asphalt and changes color in about 15-30 minutes depending on temperature and other factors. A light coating of sand is then applied to absorb any material left-over and reduce tracking of the material. One half of the road will remain open during treatment.

Reclamite is an emulsion made up of specific petroleum oils and resins. It penetrates into the top layer of asphalt pavement and brings the Maltene and Asphaltene ratio back to a proper balance. The rejuvenating process keeps the pavement flexible, so both cracking and road fatigue are reduced. It also seals the pavement from air and water, slowing the oxidation process and reducing the loss of small aggregate. This type of treatment is designed to keep the good streets in good condition longer. Additional information an reclamite can be found on the contractors website at this link.

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50/50 Sidewalk and Ramp Replacement Program
This project includes the residential sidewalk repair program. Homeowners can have sidewalk along the street in front of their home replaced by the City's contractor for half of the cost. Applications are currently being accepted. The program continues through the Summer until the budgeted money runs out. For more information call 434-2225.

The Ramp Replacement Program is used to upgrade existing intersection sidewalk ramps to current standards.  To request that the ramps be upgraded at a certain location, call 434-2225.

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2017 Street and Alley Resurfacing and Repair

The Public Works Department has staff that does minor maintenance to streets and alleys including pothole repair and minor patches.  Major street and alley work is handled by contractors working for the City. Annually the City has  contractors resurface streets and alleys.   Click here for an Adobe PDF map showing a preliminary draft of possible resurfacing  work for 2017.  This map will be finalized and the table of streets below updated after the resurfacing contracts are bid and awarded in the spring of 2017.

Information about the City of Bloomington streets is maintained in a GIS - Geographic Information System by the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department.  The condition rating along with other information is used to help determine which streets will be resurfaced each year.  Additional information about the pavement rating system can be found in this PDF presentation. The public can view an interactive map with the pavement rating layer by clicking this link.

Resurfacing a street may also including milling off the existing surface, spot repairs, and adjusting manholes and other utilities in the street.  Many streets will receive 2 layers of new hot mix asphalt.  Typical this will include a binder layer and a surface layer.  Vehicles will not be allowed on the freshly placed asphalt while it is being rolled and until it has cooled enough to handle traffic. During certain stages of construction, parking will be prohibited during the day, typically from 7 AM – 5 PM.  At times access to driveways will be limited for a few hours. A representative of the Public Works Department oversees the construction work.  If there are any special needs or concerns, please contact the Engineering Division of the Public Works Department at 434-2225.

2017 Street and Alley Resurfacing and Repair

 The schedule of streets to be resurfaced by a contractor in 2017 are:

Street
From
To
TENATIVE ROAD WORK Start Date
Anticipated 
Finish Date
Andersen St Longden St Mckay Dr
6/5/2017

Done 7/26/2017

Bellemont Rd Washington St Olive St 8/1/2017 Done 9/11/2017
Chestnut St Linden St Robinson St

7/5/2017

Done 10/11/2017

East St Walnut St Empire St           7/10/2017

Done 9/21/2017

Eisenhower Dr Jersey Ave South to dead end

7/17/2017

Done 9/21/2017

Ewing St Emerson St North to cul de sac

7/24/2017

Done 9/20/2017

Grove St Denver St Kreitzer Ave

7/24/2017

Done 8/11/2017

Holder Way Clearwater Ave Clearwater Ave

 7/17/2017

            10/13/2017
Jackson St Morris Ave Mason St

6/12/2017

Done 8/10/2017

Linden St Empire St Locust St

6/21/2017

Done 10/11/2017

Locust St White Oak Rd West to dead end

7/24/2017

10/25/2017

Low St Olive St RR tracks

6/12/2017

Done 8/3/2017

McKay Dr Six Points Rd Hollycrest Dr  6/5/2017 Done 7/26/2017
Olive St Allin St Lee St  6/12/2017 Done 8/10/2017
Ruth Rd Washington St to cul de sacs  8/1/2017 Done 9/11/2017
Rust Rd Washington St Regency Dr

8/1/2017

Done 9/7/2017

Washington St Mercer Ave Veterans Pkwy

8/1/2017

Done 9/7/2017

Washington St Brown St Gas Ave

8/1/2017

10/25/2017

Welling St Longden St McKay Dr 6/5/2017 Done 7/26/2017

 The schedule of alleys to be resurfaced in 2017 are: 

Alley
From
To
Tentative ROAD Work Start Date
Anticipated Resurface Date
South of Empire St Linden St Eugene St

6/5/2017

Done 6/27/2017

South of Empire St Eugene St Colton Ave

6/5/2017

Done 6/27/2017
South of Washington St Fairview Ave Moore St 6/5/2017 Done 6/27/2017
South of Washington St – 3 connected alleys Vale St Fairview Ave
6/5/2017
Done 6/27/2017

 

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LINDEN STREET BRIDGE Improvements

Work is under way to replace the Linden Street Bridge deck just north of Emerson Street.  The old cast in place concrete deck was removed. A new cast in place concrete deck has been installed.  The road remained closed for construction work until late Fall 2017.  Final finish work will occur Spring 2018.

Towanda at Vernon Intersection Improvements

Work started on August 24, 2017 and is expected to continue into early November.  The new traffic signals became operational on October 10, 2017.

There will be different operations and lane closures throughout the construction project. The roadway will never be closed to traffic but delays should be expected. Please choose alternate routes if possible and be cognizant of slow moving vehicles and multiple construction workers. The businesses adjacent to the project will be opened throughout the construction of the project.

The traffic signals will be replaced, sidewalks reconstructed to meet ADA standards, a north bound right turn lane will be added, and the pavement will be resurfaced and restriped.

The new signals will utilize a flashing yellow turn arrow. The City is going to use flashing yellow arrows where applicable throughout the City as signals are replaced. For reference, flashing yellow arrows are very common in Peoria. More information about flashing yellow arrows can be found here.

You may want to watch this short video (<2 min.) which talks about how drivers are to navigate a flashing yellow arrow.

High Speed Rail Construction

Construction on the Union Pacific High Speed Rail line is now complete in Bloomington except for some minor cleanup work.


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