August Brush Collection

The next east side collection begins on Monday, August 12; west side collection begins Monday, August 19. 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 2019 schedule. If you have any questions, please call 630-454-2400.

Lawn Watering Restrictions

“The City has received numerous complaints of residents not abiding by the lawn watering restrictions. The Water Department, in conjunction with the Batavia PD and code enforcement will begin vigilantly patrolling and ticketing offenders. We ask that you please follow the restrictions outlined in the Ordinance.”

City of Batavia Ordinance #13-05 limits the use of water for lawn sprinkling to:
• Even-numbered addresses on even-numbered calendar days
• Odd-number address on odd-numbered calendar days. 
• Watering must take place between the hours of 6-9 am and 6-9 pm only. 
Hand-held hose watering is permitted any time for flowers, gardens, lawns, trees & shrubs. 

Watering of new sod or seeded lawns requires a permit, a permit can be obtained at the Community Development Department, 100 N. Island Ave. (No permits for sod/seed will be issued during the months of July and August)

The City has received numerous complaints of residents not abiding by the lawn watering restrictions. The Water Department, in conjunction with the Batavia PD and code enforcement will begin vigilantly patrolling and ticketing offenders. We ask that you please follow the restrictions outlined in the Ordinance.

Area 3 Storm Sewer Separation & Watermain Replacement Construction

Performance Construction has been awarded the Area 3 Storm Sewer Separation & Watermain Replacement project. The week of 8/5 Performance will start sawcutting Jefferson, Blaine and Harrison in prep for construction. Pipe will be delivered onsite and left in the street for staging starting Monday, 8/5. Storm sewer will be installed first on Jefferson between Morton and Blaine and then on Blaine Street.  Construction will require local road closures throughout the duration of the project. The road closures will be moving closures corresponding with the construction.  More information can be found on the project’s webpage. Work is anticipated to be completed by late fall 2019 for a winter shutdown and then remaining work to be completed in the spring of 2020. If you have any questions regarding this project please contact Andrea Podraza in the Engineering Department at (630) 454-2757.

Map of Affected Streets

Streambank Stabilization of Mahoney Creek at Woodland Hills Park and Wilson Street

C&H Excavating, Inc. has been awarded the Streambank Stabilization project for both locations. This week trees were removed and grub cleared at both locations. Construction will start at Wilson Street the week of 8/5 and will include grading, plants and hardscape to prevent erosion and settling along the creekbanks. Woodland Hills park will start after Wilson Street has been completed.  More information can be found on the project’s webpage. All work shall be completed by August 30. If you have any questions regarding this project please contact the Engineering Department at (630) 454-2750.

Kane County Crack Sealing Program

The county will start filling cracks on: Fabyan Parkway, Randall Road, Getty Road, W Bartlett Road, Kirk Road, and LaFox Road. Construction hours will be from 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day for approximately three to five weeks remaining, weather permitting. The crack sealing program is part of the County's comprehensive road maintenance program to increase the longevity of the roads by sealing road cracks preventing water from penetrating the road base and the life of the pavement. 

Kane County Fabyan Parkway Bridge Repairs

The Kane County Division of Transportation began repairs June 10 on the Fabyan Parkway Bridge. They estimate to complete this project by December 2019. More information here.

Kane County Road Work at Fabyan and Kirk

Road work began July 8 at the intersection of Fabyan and Kirk. This construction entails shifting traffic and putting in new temporary lanes to facilitate a future build-out of an improved intersection. 

2019 Ward 1 Storm Sewer Construction

The week of July 29th, Performance completed the remaining storm sewer connections and Geneva Construction company began the removal of concrete curb and sidewalk. Geneva Construction will be onsite the week of August 5th to start repouring curbs and sidewalks.  Once concrete work is completed asphalt patching and streets resurfacing work will commence.  Local residents will receive notification for overnight parking. 
Please contact the Engineering Department if you have not been receiving your mail in a prompt manner and they will assist to resolve any issues.

Be aware that no on-street parking will be allowed in the construction area along Larkspur Lane., Bluestem Lane., and Chillem Dr. Some equipment and materials will be staged on street and in the parkway on Larkspur Lane, Clover Court, and Giese Road 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.
For updates on the schedule for this work please check the project webpage. If you have any other concerns please contact the Engineering Department at 630-454-2750.

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 8-1-19: Earth excavation and utility work is continuing 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.  

Kirk Road at Pine Street Intersection Improvement

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.

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

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