2017 Elgin Capital Improvements

Investing in Elgin: Your tax dollars at work

You’ll notice signs throughout the city identifying projects that are part of the “Investing in Elgin.” When you see those signs, know that it’s your tax dollars that made each project possible.

Here is everything you need to know about 2017 capital improvement projects:

Citywide project map

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Frequently Asked Questions

Capital FAQs

List of Projects:


Bluff City Boulevard Combined Sewer Separation

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Anticipated Start Date:  February 2, 2016; Anticipated End Date: June, 2017

Status: Completed

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Funding Source: Sales Tax, Utility, 2013 General Obligation Bond

Engineering Firm: HR Green

Contractor: Benchmark Construction

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Lord Street Sanitary Sewer

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Anticipated Start Date: February 13, 2017; Anticipated End Date: June 30, 2017

Status: Started

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Funding Source: Capital Improvement Fund (funded through sales tax)

Engineering Firm:  Burns & McDonnell

Contractor: Martam Construction

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Moseley and Orchard Area Rehabilitation

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Anticipated Start Date: February 27, 2017; Anticipated End Date: September 30, 2017

Status: Started

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Funding Source: Utility Fund

Engineering Firm: Burns & McDonnell

Contractor: Trine Construction

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Northeast Area Resurfacing 

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Anticipated Start Date:  June 2017; Anticipated End Date: October 2017

Status: Not Started

Funding Source: Riverboat Funds

Engineering Firm: WBK Engineering

Contractor: TBD

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Northwest Area Resurfacing

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Anticipated Start Date: June 2017; Anticipated End Date: October 2017

Status: Not Started

Funding Source: Riverboat Funds

Engineering Firm: Trotter and Associates, Inc.

Contractor: TBD

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Southwest Area Resurfacing

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Anticipated Start Date:  June 2017; Anticipated End Date: October 2017

Status: Not Started

Funding Source: Riverboat Funds

Engineering Firm: Crawford Murphy and Tilly, Inc.

Contractor: TBD

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West Pressure Zone Connectivity – Phase 2

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Anticipated Start Date: May 2017 ; Anticipated End Date: November 2017

Status: Started

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Funding Source: Utility Fund

Engineering Firm: Burns & McDonnell

Contractor: Trine Construction

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Additional Projects

2017 Bridge/Structure Maintenance/Rehabilitation Projects

  • Airlite Street Bridge (over Sandy Creek)
  • Bent Street Culvert (in Willow Creek)
  • Big Timber Road Bridge (over Tyler Creek)
  • Bluff City Boulevard Bridge (over Poplar Creek)
  • Bowes Creek Boulevard (over Illinois Central Railroad)
  • Chicago Street Bridge (over Fox River)
  • Crawford Road Bridge (over Bowes Creek)
  • Damisch Road Bridge (over Tyler Creek)
  • Eagle Road Bridge (over Tyler Creek)
  • Garden Crescent Drive Culverts (in Tyler Creek)
  • Highland Avenue Bridge (over Fox River)
  • Highland Avenue Bridge (over Pingree Creek)
  • Kimball Street Bridge (over Fox River)
  • Laurel Street Culver (in Willow Creek)
  • McLean Boulevard Bridge (over Tyler Creek)
  • McLean Boulevard Pedestrian Tunnel (at Spartan Drive)
  • National Street Bridge (over Fox River)
  • Reserve Drive Bridge (over Otter Creek)
  • Royal Boulevard Bridge (over Tyler Creek)
  • Shales Parkway Bridge (over Poplar Creek)
  • Summit Street Pedestrian Tunnel (at Hiawatha Drive)
  • Varsity Drive Culvert (in Poplar Creek)
  • Villa Street Bridge (over Poplar Creek)
  • Villa Street Bridge (over Willow Creek)

2018 Chicago Street Reconstruction

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