Department Annual Report for FY 2007-2008
Infrastructure – Phase 1 work, which included the extension and
construction of Heitmann, Sysco, and Madigan Drives, utility
installation, and drainage improvements, was completed last year.
Phase 2 work, which includes intersection modifications on Route 10
at Heitmann Drive and the Interstate ramps and traffic signals at
Madigan Drive and the Interstate ramps, has been completed except
for a few punch list items.
Agreements – The railroad crossings on North Kankakee and North
McLean Streets are undergoing safety improvements that include the
addition of signals with gates under two projects funded in an
agreement by the Illinois Commerce Commission Grade Crossing
Protection Fund, the City of Lincoln, and the Canadian National
Railway. Work at Kankakee Street has been completed, with McLean
Street work currently underway.
Maintenance at Bridges – Maintenance to remove accumulated silt and
debris from Brainard's Branch at the Grand and Union Street bridges,
as well as add rip rap to protect the bridges from erosion, will be
let later this summer.
Fifth Street Road
– The Illinois Department of Transportation as approved the revised
Project report from Hanson Professional Services for the Urban
Section of the Fifth Street Road Project, which runs from Lincoln
Parkway west to the Interstate. Hansons is currently working on the
completion of the construction plans for the section.
Reconstruction Project – North Sherman Street, adjacent to the East
Park Subdivision, will be completed soon. Improvements include curb
& gutter, drainage improvements, and asphalt surfacing.
Reconstruction Project – Improvements to Omaha Street from Rutledge
to Logan are slated to go out to bid later this summer. Planned
improvements will include new curb and gutter with an asphalt
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GIS (Graphic Information System)
Committee – Have continued as a part of the County GIS committee,
which is working to create a useable GIS system within Logan
The City is
participating in a Municipal Street Light Conversion Program offered
by Ameren for both 2007 and 2008 that converts mercury vapor and
incandescent street lighting to high pressure sodium lamps. The HPS
lamps are brighter and more efficient, which will represent a
savings to the City of over $3300 dollars per year. Lamps slated
for replacement are those around schools and in areas that have been
noted to be dim in the past.
The City of
Lincoln participated in two State projects to upgrade traffic signal
lights from incandescent bulbs to LED fixtures. Intersections
converted include Connolley Road & Route 10, Union Street & Route
10, Logan Street & Route 10, and Logan Street & Broadway Street.
Electrical savings from this project have been significant, reducing
power costs at some intersections by nearly 70%.
Have been working
with the Street Superintendent on implementing a plan for improving
sealcoat streets at a relatively low cost as a part of the Street
Department's regular sealcoat maintenance program. We are planning
to utilize the City's Asphalt Zipper to mill existing sealcoat
streets that, over the years, have been built up with high crowns
and depressions at utility cuts. City crews will then restore the
proper crown and grade elevation prior to the normal sealcoat
application process. The aim of this additional work is to create a
durable road surface while improving the perceived ride quality of
copied from file received from Mark D. Mathon, Environmental