Coal City authorizes additional street repairs

Ann Gill

The village of Coal City will pay $33,400 to extend the life of its roadways.
Mayor Terry Halliday said, “$33,000 sounds like a lot of money, but it’s chump change when it comes to try and replace streets.”
SKC Construction, Inc., of West Dundee, submitted the low bid for the work that will be focused on four streets in town—Carbon Hill Road, Spring Road, Broadway and Shabbona Street.
Application of crack sealant is a measure used on roadways to extend the life by closing cracks to avoid water and other substances from getting into the road base.
“The best time to get [this completed] is before you start to see any base failure,” said Ryan Hanson, of Chamlin & Associates, the village’s engineer.
SKC was one of two companies to bid on the work. Both bids came in under the engineer’s $50,000 estimate, and the winning bid was $8,600 under the price submitted by Denler, Inc., of Joliet.
“This is the last streets related project to be bid for this current construction season,” said Village Administrator Matt Fritz.
The village previously approved street maintenance projects including upgrades to Reed Road and a chip seal program on Carbon Hill Road south of Spring Road that will also be completed by SKC Construction. This project will be funded through the town’s general fund.
The crack sealant will be used on Carbon Hill Road from Division Street south to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe [BNSF] rail crossing, South Broadway from the rail crossing to Spring Road and Spring Road east to Shirley Street. Additionally, Shabonna Street between North and Fourth streets.
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