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Pavement Preservation Program

RECLAMITE

UPDATE 10/1/2015

The Pavement Preservation Map 2015 and Pavement Preservation Lake Bloomington map show the streets to be treated under the current contract. This 2015 Reclamite Informational Flyer is being delivered to properties adjacent to the streets being treated. Reclamite preservative treatment will be applied during the week of October 5, 2015 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.

2016 Street and Alley Resurfacing and Repair

The schedule of major streets for resurfacing in 2016 are:

Street
From
To
TENATIVE  ROAD WORK Start Date
Anticipated 
FINISH Date
Airport Rd Eagle Crest Rd  Wisteria Ln

9/7/2016

Done 10/11/2016

Bunn St Lafayette St Hazel St

6/16/2016

Done 6/27/2016

Chestnut St Linden St Robinson St

2017

2017

Empire Frontage Rd - south of Empire Fairway Dr Kmart-Eastland Crossover

5/24/2016

Done 6/17/2016

Empire Frontage Rd - north of Empire Fairway Dr Kmart-Eastland Crossover

5/24/2016

Done 6/17/2016

Hamilton Rd Main St Bunn St

9/6/2016

Done 10/18/2016

Linden St Empire St Locust St

2017

2017

Oakbrook Dr
Rainbow Ave Clearwater Ave

5/24/2016

Done 6/16/2016

 The schedule of residential streets to be resurfaced by a contractor in 2016 are:

Street
From
To
TENATIVE ROAD WORK Start Date
Anticipated 
Finish Date
Bradley Dr Riley Dr Vista Dr
6/22/2016

Done 7/28/2016

Clayton St Oakland Ave Jackson St

6/20/2016

Done 6/28/2016

Crimson Ln GE Rd Rusty Ln

7/18/2016

Done 8/9/2016

Felton Pl Clinton St Robinson St

6/20/2016

Done 6/29/2016

Garfield Dr Northway Ln Bradley Dr

6/22/2016

Done 7/28/2016

Low St Taylor St Olive St

10/6/2016

Done 10/20/2016

Parmon Rd Pierce Ave Lincoln St 

6/6/2016

Done 6/29/2016

Privet Ln Wisteria Ln Stoney Ct

 7/18/2016

Done 8/9/2016

Robinson St Grove St Front St

6/20/2016

Done 6/29/2016

Stoney Ct Privet Ln cul de sac

7/18/2016

Done 8/9/2016

Taylor St Morris Ave Mason Sy

10/6/2016

Done 10/20/2016

Vista Dr Northway Ln Bradley Dr

6/22/2016

Done 7/28/2016

Wildwood Rd Holiday Dr Mt Vernon Dr

5/24/2016

Done 6/16/2016

Wisteria Ln Airport Rd Berry Ln

7/18/2016

Done 8/10/2016

Woodbine Rd GE Rd Lavender Ln

7/18/2016

Done 8/9/2016

 The schedule of alleys to be resurfaced in 2016 are: 

Alley
From
To
Tentative ROAD Work Start Date
Anticipated Resurface Date
East of Ewing St Seminary Ave north to dead end

5/26/2016

Done 6/2/2016

South of Olive St Main St Center St

5/26/2016

Done 6/2/2016
North of Fremont St Bunn St Clinton St
Summer 2016
Done 11/2/2016

 

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High Speed Rail Construction

Union Pacific Railroad and Illinois Department of Transportation

Work began in September 2014 near the Market Street Railroad Bridge including tree and brush clearing, utility relocations and earth work. The Union Pacific Railroad Bridge over Market Street was replaced during the summer of 2015.  Part of Market Street roadway under the bridge was reconstructed along with new retaining walls and parts of the traffic signal were replaced.

Construction work has been delayed until 2016 or later for the at grade crossings at Washington Street, Miller Street and Six Points Road.  These crossings will be closed temporarily during construction.  Sidewalks crossing the High Speed Rail line will have separate pedestrian crossing gates installed to help protect pedestrians from the trains.

Fencing work began along the high speed rail corridor in 2015 and will continue into 2016.  Workers will be clearing brush and trees on the railroad right-of-way prior to the fence installation.  Most of the fencing will be 6 feet tall black metal vertical bars with a top and bottom rail.  The contractor will coordinate with property owners for backyard access.

More information on the High Speed Rail Project can be found at http://www.idothsr.org/.

Individuals with questions regarding the work can contact the Illinois High-Speed Rail Hotline at 1-855-IDOT HSR (1-855-436-8477).


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