2016 Street Crackfilling Program

Current Status (September 16, 2016)

The streets crackfilling work has begun. The contractor, SKC Construction, has (2) crews that are working on various streets across the City. Refer to the 2016 Construction Season Map for the locations that are planned to be crackfilled this year. Please avoid parking on the street during normal business hours from 7am to 4pm in these areas.  The crackfilling work is expected to be completed by October 7, 2016.

Current Status (May 12, 2016)

The project bid for the sidewalk construction was advertised on April 13, 2016.  A total of seven (7) contractors requested the bids from the City. Bids were program on April 28, 2016 and the contract low bidder was SKC Construction, Inc of West Dundee. 

Status as of November 4, 2016

The  2016 Street Crackfilling Program construction is going to take place during the months of September. The City is Currently developing plans and specifications to invite Bid from prospective bidders.  The final list of streets will be available in May 2016.  

Project Purpose

Provide Batavia residents and businesses with safe, drive-able roadway surfaces by resurfacing deteriorated streets.

Project Background

The city's annual Street Maintenance Improvement Program consists of three major categories:

  • Preventive maintenance (Crackfill)
  • Street Resurfacing
  • Street Reconstruction

Each year, the city evaluates its street and selects cost-effective maintenance treatments to enhance and extend the useful life of the pavement. When a pavement is relatively in better condition, crackfill is applied to extend the life of the pavement and reduce spot repairs such as potholes.  The Crackfill Program is a very cost effective program that helps maintain and extend the life of the city's streets. Crackfilling is performed each year on a number of city streets to prevent water from entering the pavement and reduce the spread of cracking.
The program includes cleaning and sealing cracks, voids or joints in the street that are two inches (2”) in width or less with either a fiber-reinforced asphalt cement product.

Construction Impacts

Crackfilling is a mobile operation that results in minimal disturbance to residences, businesses and motorists, however, lane closures may be required when the contractor is working along major thoroughfares. The roadways will remain open to at least one lane of traffic in each direction at all times and any lane closures will occur between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to minimize the impact during peak travel times.  Parking may be restricted for short periods of time when the contractor is working along local streets. Location maps for the 2016 Program.

Project Funding

This project is funded by state and local motor fuel tax funds.

Contact Information

For concerns, questions or special events that need to be coordinated, please call 630-454-2750 or contact Tim Grimm. Staff will get back to you during normal business hours Monday thru Friday, 7 a.m - 4 p.m.

  • Between the hours of 4 p.m. - 7 a.m., for non-life threatening emergencies, please contact the non-emergency police line at 630-454-2000
  • For emergency situations, please dial 911