2021 Street Crackfilling Program

Current Project Status (Feb 3 2021)

The 2021 Street Crackfilling Program is currently out for bids with the bid opening scheduled for Thurs Feb 18. We will review the bid packages immediately after bids are received and if no issues the contract will be reviewed by City Council soon thereafter. Once the contract is approved work will be anticipated to start in late May with completion in Jun 2021.

Status as of Jan 4 2021

The Engineering Department is currently preparing a final list of streets to be crackfilled for the 2021 Street Crackfilling and Parking Lot Maintenance Program. We expect that this project will be advertised for bidding in January/February 2021 with construction starting in late May 2021.

Crackfilling

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

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.

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 email Tim Grimm. Staff will get back to you during normal business hours Monday through Friday, 7 a.m to 4 p.m.

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

Project History - 2020 Crackfilling and Parking Lot Maint.

Status (July 2, 2020)

The 2020 Crackfilling and Parking Lot Maintenance Program work has now been completed. Work has begun preparing the list of streets to be completed for the 2021 Crackfilling and Parking Lot Maintenance Program to be begin in May 2021.

Status (March 25, 2020)

The 2020 Crackfilling and Parking Lot Maintenance Program bids were opened on February 26, 2020. The contract has been awarded to Denler, Inc of Joliet, IL. The project is anticipated to start in May and will be completed by the end of June 2020. Please refer to the Construction Season Map (link shown in the right margin below) for street locations to be crackfilled this year.

Status (February 18, 2020)

The Street Crackfilling and Parking Lot Maintenance project is currently out for bids. Once bids have been reviewed we anticipate that a contract will be awarded in March and work on this project will begin in early May, weather permitting. All work will be completed before the end of June 2020.