Warning: Construction ahead in Burr Ridge
Updated: April 1, 2013 2:05AM
BURR RIDGE — Residents of two Burr Ridge neighborhoods can look forward to smoother streets this year.
Streets in West Babson Park and Carriage Way are among those that will be resurfaced as part of the village’s 2013 road program. Village trustees approved the $1.2 million capital improvements road plan Monday.
Of that $1.2 million estimate, $760,000 is expected in grants and outside funding, leaving Burr Ridge to foot 36 percent, or $440,000, of the bill.
In addition to the two neighborhoods, a stretch of Madison from Interstate 55 to 91st Street will be resurfaced during fiscal 2013-14. Curbs and gutters will be added to a stretch of Madison from 87th and 89th, thanks to a contribution from the village’s Pathways fund.
The village also will perform pavement marking and crack-filling as needed throughout the village. Depending on the actual cost of the approved work, the village might also repave stretches of 80th Street from Drew to County Line Road and Drew from 79th to 80th.
Village Engineer Paul May said work should begin by mid-May and will be finished by mid-July.
“All streets will be open at all times,” May said, with delays possible during work hours.
Madison Street likely will have the biggest impact on traffic.
The village completed $1.48 million worth of improvements in 2012-13, including a $1 million improvement to the intersection of Madison and North Frontage Road.
Thanks to grants and the use of motor fuel tax funds, the work was completed without use of taxpayer dollars, something for which Burr Ridge trustees praised staff on Monday.