Deerpath & Main Intersection Project in Progress

This is a joint project between the City of Batavia and Kane County. The work consists generally of widening both Main Street and Deerpath Road and installing a traffic signal. The scope of work will have both directions of Main Street and Deerpath Road accessible to traffic with the use of staged construction. Weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting, we anticipate this project to be completed in early September, 2019. Current Status 5-17-19: Underground utility work is currently underway with daily lane closures. Traffic control has changed to a lane-shift on the south side of Main Street. In accordance with the city’s code, maximum construction working hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. If you have any questions about the project, please feel free to contact Chris Bong with the City of Batavia Engineering Division at 630-454-2752. For detailed project updates please visit the City's website.  

2019 Ward 1 Storm Sewer Construction

As of May 17, the contractor, Performance Construction, completed the majority of watermain construction. Next week the contractor will begin connecting to the existing watermain at Clover Ct and Chillem Dr and then will begin flushing and chlorinating the new main. Water services will be installed after the new watermain has passed all proper testing. The sanitary sewer main will be installed along the east side of Larkspur Ln north of Clover Ct sometime in the 1-2 weeks.
 
AT&T is currently relocating their utilities along Bluestem Ln north of Chillem Dr and should be completed sometime in the next few weeks. Comcast will also be relocating utilities along Bluestem Ln sometime in the next few weeks.

Please be aware that no on-street parking will be allowed in the construction area along Larkspur Ln, Bluestem Ln, and Chillem Dr. Some equipment and materials will be staged on street and in the parkway on Larkspur Ln, Clover Ct, and Giese Rd. Construction equipment staged on the street will be barricaded off every night. Residents and motorists are advised to expect delays in the area due to construction activities.

Brush Collection is Underway

New for 2019: Residents can view the status of the current brush collection cycle on an electronic map here. The updates are posted on the City's website by 9 a.m. on weekdays from Tuesday through Friday and will show all areas collected as of the end of the previous day for the side of town in progress. The first east side collection was completed this week; the west side collection begins next Monday, May 20. Brush and limbs are to be at the curb for collection no later than 7 a.m. on Monday of your scheduled week, and no sooner than the weekend before that. Please visit the Brush Collection page to learn more about the program and view the entire 2019 schedule. If you have any questions, please contact the Street Division at 630-454-2400.  

Truck Tales with Public Works at the Library

Batavia’s Director of Public Works, Gary Holm will be reading some stories with themes about Public Works and Engineering on Tuesday, May 21 at 10 a.m. for children of all ages, in the Reading Garden at the Batavia Public Library (weather permitting). After story time Gary will let the children climb aboard one of the snowplows from Batavia Public Works. You can  now register with Youth Services at the library, (630) 879-4775.

Kirk Road at Pine Street Intersection Improvement

Starting the week of Monday, May 6, 2019, Kane County began performing construction activities beginning at the intersection of Kirk Road and Pine Street in Batavia, Kane County. During the work, there may be temporary single lane closures of Kirk Road with flaggers directing traffic. Construction work hours will be allowed from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday thru Saturday. This work is anticipated to take approximately three months to complete, weather permitting. Questions and concerns may be directed to Patrick VerHalen (630) 208-3138. For all Kane CountyTraffic Advisories, click here.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event

On Saturday, June 1 from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. you can join the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency at 620 Route 25, East Dundee, IL which is the former Walmart at the SE corner of Route 25 & 72. This event provides a rare opportunity to safely dispose of items such as: acids, medications, HID lightbulbs, cooking oil, drain cleaners, and more. Click here for more information and a list of accepted items.

Pedestrian Crossing Work Continues

Kane County has begun the process of updating pedestrian crossings to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Each crossing will have the sidewalks and curbs replaced with depressed curbs, detectable warnings, and wheelchair accessible slopes. Each crossing will be closed for up to 5 days at a time to allow for concrete removal, replacement, and curing. Signs indicating start dates will be posted at each route approximately one week prior to starting construction at the crossing. Construction work hours will be 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for approximately three months, weather permitting. Batavia crossings affected include Main Street at Holy Cross entry, car wash entry and windmill entry, Fabyan crossings at River Rock Road, Nagel Boulevard, Holmstad entry, Carriage Drive and Van Nortwick.

Household Hazard Waste Front Door Collection Service

The City of Batavia now offers a new Household Hazardous Waste collection service to its residents. The City’s third-party provider, U.S. Ecology, will provide front door collection of many items that should not be placed in the regular weekly refuse collection. For contact information and to learn about the items that will be accepted, please visit the City’s website

May is National Bike Month

Batavia has miles of scenic bicycle trails that make easy and enjoyable to enjoy Batavia outside!  May is National Bike Month, a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to give biking a try.  Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons to ride.  Head to a Batavia bike shop for a spring tune-up or visit a bicycle-friendly business for a trail map.  Watch for cycling events like bike week (May 13 - 19) and ride to work day on May 17.  More information and events are available at www.bikingbatavia.org

May is Bike Month
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