Roselle Construction Updates
The Water Main Replacement Program (WMP) program was initiated in 2016 based on the recommendations of the Baxter & Woodman water rate study commissioned by the Village. The final report recommended that the Village budget $900,000 per year between 2016 and 2020 to replace aging water mains. The program is primarily focused on areas with older (50+ year old) water mains, typically cast iron, with a high break frequency. The new water mains are Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), with an expected service life of 75 years or more.
Streets Included in the 2018 WMP
The 2018 program includes the replacement of existing water mains and appurtenances at two locations (blue lines on map at right):
- E. WALNUT ST. (Foster Ave. to Spring St.)
- SPRING ST. (Foster Ave. to E. Walnut St.)
2018 Street Improvement Program
Construction for the Village’s annual Street Improvement Program (SIP) is scheduled to begin on April 15, weather permitting, and will continue through the end of June. The 2018 program budget is $650,000 to resurface 2 miles of streets throughout the community that have been identified as being in poor or fair condition.
During construction, roads will remain open and driveway access will be maintained. The Village will work closely with the contractor to minimize the inconvenience to residents during the project. Residents can expect varying level of activity during the construction time frame. We apologize for the inconvenience created during construction, and thank residents for their patience and cooperation. For questions or further information, please contact Civil Engineer Jorge Jorda at (630) 671-2363 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Streets Included in the 2018 SIP
The 2018 program includes the resurfacing of the following streets throughout the Village (purple lines on map above):
- Ambleside Dr.
- Cambrian Ct.
- Cheviot Ct.
- Kelly Ct.
- Romford Ct.
- Thornfield Ct.
- Welland Ct.
- Avalon Ct.
- Castlewood Ct.
- Hastings Ct.
- Mansfield Ct.
- Sherwood Ct.
- Thornfield Ln.
- Woodside Dr.
- Brendon Ct.
- Chatfield Ct.
- Hillside Dr.
- Merriford Ln.
- Sussex Ct.
- Tuppeny Ct.
Major Construction Slated for Central Avenue
Major construction is scheduled along Central Ave. in Roselle starting in March 2018, with plans to install a new water main designed to connect water service from the DuPage Water Commission to neighboring Bartlett. The new 30” transmission water main will run from the DuPage Water Commission Tower just east of the Roselle Post Office, and along Central Ave. to Gary Ave., eventually ending in Bartlett.
This project comes after the Bartlett Village Board voted to seek a new source of water for their community, with the DuPage Water Commission chosen as their new supplier. The Village of Roselle has been an active member of the DuPage Water Commission since 1986, and worked closely with DuPage Water Commission representatives in a cooperative effort to expedite the project to connect Bartlett.
Work on the water main installation is expected to be completed in July this year. A project to resurface Central Ave. will follow, with resurfacing work beginning in August, and completion expected in November, weather permitting. The Village was successful in applying for federal funding for the Central Ave. resurfacing project, which was originally slated for 2017. The project was delayed until after the completion of the water main project to connect Bartlett to the DuPage Water Commission.
Federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds will cover approximately 75 percent of the construction costs for the resurfacing project, with the remaining 25 percent coming from the Village of Roselle. Central Ave. is a designated route that qualifies for federal funding because it is classified as a collector street that carries more than just local traffic. In DuPage County, the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference oversees the STP program.