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Bloomington Streets

The City of Bloomington created this web page to focus primarily on upcoming street/sidewalk projects funded through Local Motor Fuel Tax (LMFT). This is in addition to signage, flyers, social media posts, and press releases the City will provide in order to keep the public informed about street maintenance projects in the City. The revenue generated by the now eight-cent LMFT, and one-quarter of one percent of the Home Rule Sales Tax, is kept separate in a special fund that can only be utilized for this work.

Local Motor Fuel Tax and Home Rule Sales Tax collected in FY2020 to date total $4,698,545. Expenditures total $4,021,669. Please note, there is a time lag between when LMFT is collected and when it is reported.

2019 Roadwork Wrap-Up
At the Committee of the Whole meeting on November 18, 2019, Public Works provided a brief presentation to recap asphalt and concrete roadwork performed by City employees and contractors throughout 2019. This presentation provides an opportunity to show Council and the public the results of the various infrastructure programs and to recognize the people who contributed to the programs.

 

Roadwork: Week of Nov. 3, 2019

Post Date:11/04/2019 9:48 AM

Below is a list of updates for various resurfacing projects throughout Bloomington. Please use caution when traveling through these areas or any work zones. To view a map of all resurfacing planned for this fiscal year, click here

Gettysburg, Empire to Todd

  • Resurfacing has been completed
  • Pavement striping has been scheduled

Market, Howard to Roosevelt

  • Resurfacing has been completed
  • Pavement striping has been scheduled

Mulberry, Howard to Catherine

  • Resurfacing has been completed
  • Pavement preservation has been completed

Catherine, Locust to Market

  • Resurfacing has been completed
  • Pavement preservation has been completed

Mason, Mulberry to Monroe

  • Resurfacing has been completed

Mason, Washington to Jefferson

  • Resurfacing has been completed

Broadmoor, Oakland to Lincoln

  • Resurfacing has been completed

Camelot, Sheffield to Washington

  • Resurfacing has been completed
  • Pavement preservation has been completed

Devonshire, Washington to Sheffield

  • Resurfacing has been completed
  • Pavement preservation has been completed

Sheffield, Devonshire to Camelot

  • Resurfacing has been completed
  • Pavement preservation has been completed

Fremont, Clayton to Bunn

  • Resurfacing has been completed
  • Pavement preservation has been scheduled

Kemmer, Mercer to Snyder

  • Resurfacing has been completed
  • Pavement preservation has been scheduled

Glenwood, Arrowhead to cul-de-sac

  • Resurfacing has been completed
  • Pavement preservation has been completed

Thornwood, Airport to Privet

  • Resurfacing has been completed

Forrest, west of Hinshaw to east of Morris

  • Curb and gutter removal and replacement has been completed
  • Milling operations have been completed
  • Installation of asphalt binder course has been scheduled

Vernon Ave. & G.E. Road, west of IAA to west of Hershey

  • Underground utility casting removals and milling operations have been completed
  • Installation of asphalt binder course has been completed

Definitions
Milling is removing the asphalt surface.
Leveling binder provides structural stability between the rock base and the final surface. This is the last step before installing the final surface. 
Resurfacing is the final step in the process where new asphalt is installed.

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2019 Bloomington Roadwork Video Compilation


Front Street Time Lapse


  
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IDOT Proposed Highway Improvement Program 2020-2025

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) released its FY 2020-2025 Proposed Highway Improvement Program, which includes $44.5 million for construction and $8.8 million for engineering and other costs in the City of Bloomington and the Town of Normal. The funding, which totals $53.3 million, is slated to be spread out over the six-year period.

In Fiscal Year 2020, IDOT plans to perform:

  • Resurfacing on US 55 Business (Veterans Parkway), from Morris Avenue to US 51 in Bloomington
  • Engineering design for US 51, College Avenue in Normal to Olive Street in Bloomington
  • Engineering design for IL Route 9/US 150 (multiple local roads) from east of I-74 to Royal Pointe Drive in Bloomington

From Fiscal Year 2021 to Fiscal Year 2025, planned resurfacing and ADA improvement projects include:

  • Veterans Parkway, Commerce Parkway to north of Washington Street in Bloomington
  • Veterans Parkway, Clearwater Avenue to Old Route 66 in Bloomington and Normal
  • US 51, College Avenue in Normal to Olive Street in Bloomington
  • IL Route 9 and US 150 (multiple local roads), east of I-74 to Royal Pointe Drive in Bloomington
  • US 150, Oakland to Veterans Parkway in Bloomington.

In addition to these improvements in future years, IDOT plans to reconstruct Center Street (part of US 51) from Division Street to Empire Street in Bloomington. A map of work planned for McLean County is shown below.

IDOT-MYP-2020-2025-Map

 

Pavement Ratings
Public Works rates streets using the 10-point Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating (PASER) system. In addition, the Department manages a regularly-updated, interactive, Geographic Information System map. Click here to view the interactive pavement rating map.



Asphalt and Concrete Projects and Funding Since FY 2014
At the March 18, 2019 Committee of the Whole meeting, Staff gave a presentation highlighting asphalt and concrete projects and funding since FY 2014. Click here to view the presentation or click here to watch the meeting video.