MONTGOMERY BREAKS GROUND ON A NEW PUBLIC WORKS FACILITY
May 10, 2022
The Village Board, staff, representatives, local government leaders, architects, and construction management firm gathered Monday evening, May 9, at the future site of the new Village of Montgomery Public Works Building. The gathering commemorated the official groundbreaking of the new 75,304 square foot facility, a long-awaited and necessary upgrade for the community.
The new building is directly adjacent to the current Public Works Building, built-in 1974 and expanded in 1990 to accommodate the onsite Water Treatment Facility and additional storage. The aging facility will continue to house the water-treatment operation and storage. Still, the new building will allow for enhanced fleet maintenance, equipment storage, staff facilities and offices, parking, access, and essential operational improvements.
Since 2000, the Village has more than doubled in size. The Department, responsible for the core and essential public services such as infrastructure and facility maintenance, roadway and signal repair, stormwater mitigation, water service, treatment, and waste, fleet maintenance, and emergency management, has continued to operate out of the 48-year-old building located at 891 Knell Road. The project has been in the works for several years now, and while COVID delayed and changed the original project timeline and scope, the Board and Staff are working hard to keep the project moving forward.
The Construction Management Firm for the project, Camosy Construction (Zion, IL), and the Project Architect, Williams Architects (Itasca, IL), were present Monday evening to meet with the Village elected officials and join in the groundbreaking ceremony. The project will take approximately one year, with completion in March 2023. Despite a wet spring, the Village is championing the urgency of this project as the building will provide efficiencies to the essential municipal service provided by Public Works.
Once the project is complete, a formal ribbon-cutting for the public and stakeholders will take place for those interested in viewing and touring the facility and learning more about the Montgomery Public Works operations.
Construction Fact Sheet from Camosy Construction
Press Release: Village of Montgomery | May 10, 2022
Media Images from the Groundbreaking Event
INFRASTRUCTURE & ROADWAY PROGRAM 2022
View 2022 IRP/MFT Construction Project Presentation
April 7, 2022
The 2022 Village of Montgomery Infrastructure Roadway Improvement Program (IRP) and Planned Improvements will begin on April 11, with an estimated completion date of mid-October. This year's improvement plans start with resurfacing various roads throughout the Village. Residents directly impacted by the resurfacing on their roadway or a roadway adjacent to their property were notified via a door hanger at their residence on April 1, 2022.
Additionally, the project will consist of various roadway improvements such as pavement milling, pavement patching, repair of deteriorated sidewalk, replacement of sidewalk ramps to meet current ADA requirements, new curb and gutter installation, curb and gutter removal and replacement, manhole and inlet adjustments, new asphalt pavement, pavement markings, roadway sign removal, and replacement and landscape restoration.
The 2022 IRP will also include miscellaneous crack sealing, sidewalk removal and replacement, and curb and gutter removal and replacement throughout the Village. The project should be substantially complete by the beginning of October. As a result, lane closures, parking restrictions, and minor delays should be expected throughout the project. However, we do not anticipate any significant roadway closures. Representatives from the Village and Engineering Enterprises, Inc. will be onsite to identify removal limits for various construction elements to prepare for the roadwork.
Anticipated Sequencing of Work Scope (subject to change)
- Lakewood Creek West
- Orchard Prairie North
- Stuart Sports Complex & Montgomery Police Department
- Knell Rd. & Ashland
Your cooperation and patience are greatly appreciated, and please remember to exercise additional caution while driving through the construction area.
2022 Infrastructure Road Program Project Resources
2022 Infrastructure Road Program Resident Notification Letter
Exhibit 1 - Roadway Resurfacing Map
Exhibit 3 - Crack Filling Priority Map
Exhibit 5- Villagewide Curb & Sidewalk Replacement Map
Exhibit 7 - Asphalt Rejuvenator Map
Exhibit 8 - Village Wide Bike Path Construction
What is Asphalt Reclamite Brochure and Resident Information
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why does the Village do Asphalt Rejuvenating Maintenance?
CAM, LLC will be applying Reclamite Maltene Based Rejuvenating Agent to your roads. Reclamite is a product designed to extend the life of the pavement by sealing the pavement from the elements. The city’s preventative maintenance effort will minimize the need for more costly and disruptive methods of street repair. These agents are environmentally safe and extend the pavement's life.
How long does the process take?
Once the contractor begins on your street, the process will only take a few hours. Once the road has been treated with lime screenings, the road will be fully opened to traffic.
When can I drive on the road?
You can exit your driveway and drive through the work area, but please go slow and stay in the area treated with screenings. Be advised that driving onto a driveway before the contractor is finished applying the limestone may cause the driveway and sidewalk to become temporarily stained.
When will the road be cleaned up?
After the product is applied, an application of limestone screening will be applied to the road. This is not permanent. The screenings will be swept up in a day or two after the product this applied.
What if some materials get on my car?
For the most part, this sand-like substance will not stick or adhere to cars. In rare cases, you may use a bag and tar remover (available at any local auto parts store) to safely remove any material on your vehicle. The earlier you apply the easier it will be to remove. Thank you in advance for your cooperation through any inconveniences during the application process.
PREVIOUS PROGRAMS & PROJECTS
- 2021 IRP/MFT Construction Project Presentation Click the Link Above to View Presentation from April 21, 2021
- Mayfield Drive Traffic Calming
After reviewing a recent community survey of the residential homes along and adjacent to Mayfield Drive combined with multi-year traffic assessment data, the Village of Montgomery Village President and Board of Trustees decided to close the road to reduce traffic volume and increase safety to the Montgomery Crossings Townhomes and Saratoga Springs residential subdivisions. This decision was reviewed and voted on on May 24, 2021, Village Board Meeting (Meeting Minutes 05/24/21). Survey results overwhelmingly indicated that residents from both the Montgomery Crossings Townhomes and Saratoga Springs subdivisions favored closing the street to mitigate existing and future problems. If you were involved in this process, we thank you for your continued support and advocacy for safety in your subdivision.
The Village will place barriers north of the Mayfield Drive and Roxbury Lane intersection in July 2021. At this time, the road is now closed to local and through traffic. The Village of Montgomery Police Department will ticket those who do not comply.
The Village Board and staff will be closely monitoring and reviewing the success of the closure implementation. They will make a long-term decision on the closure of Mayfield Drive within the next calendar year, but this closure should be considered permanent moving forward.