More than half of Montgomery’s streets have been repaved over the past five years, report shows

Contractors for the village of Montgomery have repaved more than half of the village’s streets over the past five years, according to information presented to the village board Sept. 13 by a representative of the village’s engineering firm.

Christopher Ott, an engineer with Engineering Enterprises, Inc., of Sugar Grove, presented the board with an annual update on the village’s pavement management program.

According to information presented by Ott, contractors for the village repaved an additional 6.53 miles of streets in the village earlier this year, including streets in the village’s downtown area and in the Montgomery Crossing and Foxmoor subdivisions on the village’s far west side.

Ott said the village owns and maintains about 75 miles of street.

Since 2016, the village has repaved just over 42 miles of those streets, according to data contained in Ott’s program report.

This year’s resurfacing program involved fewer lane miles of street than the 8.31 miles repaved last year and the 9.54 miles repaved in 2019, but was still significantly more than the street miles the village would typically resurface on an annual basis prior to 2014 when village voters approved a sale tax referendum to finance the village’s annual street maintenance program. From 2004 to 2015, the most lane miles of streets to be repaved in the village was 2.47 miles in 2004, the report shows.

Ott told board members that next year’s resurfacing program will include streets located between Troon Drive and Route 30 in the Lakewood Creek West subdivision, Civic Center Avenue adjoining the village police station and the station’s parking lot, Knell Road extending east from Orchard Road, Ashland Avenue extending west from Lake Street (Route 31) and Emma Avenue and Kate and William Drive located between Route 30 and Blackberry Creek.

As in recent years, Ott said the village will seek to open contractor bids for next year’s resurfacing contract in February with construction starting in April or May.

John Etheredge

John Etheredge

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