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Each summer, the City of Wheaton conducts a construction project known as the Road, Sewer and Water Rehabilitation Program. The intent of the program is to make improvements to the city's infrastructure, including roadways, storm and sanitary sewers and water mains. The City Council allocates funds for these improvements that are above and beyond the normal maintenance the city performs. Streets are prioritized according to age and need for repairs. Contact us at 630-260-2065 for more information.
The Public Works Department annually conducts a field survey to determine the condition of the streets within the City of Wheaton. Data collected from this survey are entered and analyzed by a computer program called Micro PAVER. Micro PAVER then assigns each street a numerical index based on the type, severity and quantity of defects of the individual street. The Engineering Department uses the rankings assigned by Micro PAVER to develop the annual road program.
After the streets have been selected, the Sewer Division examines the sanitary and storm sewers to determine whether any repairs or improvements are necessary. Sanitary sewers in excess of 35 years of age are scheduled for a sewer lining rehabilitation. The Water Division then evaluates the water mains under the selected streets based upon their repair history and capacity to determine whether replacement is necessary. Contact us at 630-260-2065 for more information.
The Engineering Department prepares plans and bid specifications for the road program, and the City Council awards a contract to a construction firm to perform the work. Residents with questions about the Road Program should call the Engineering Department at 630-260-2065.
Work begins in mid-April. The Engineering Department will oversee the project and keep residents informed of construction dates. Contact us at 630-260-2065 for more information.
Driveway access will be limited at times. The contractor will be sensitive to the needs of the residents adjacent to the construction areas by providing temporary access, if possible. When the curb and gutter are poured and concrete driveways are repaired, there will a period of time when access will not be permitted. This is to allow time for the concrete to cure properly.
Residents will be permitted to park on adjacent streets for the duration of the time access to driveways is unavailable. Construction updates will have more information. During working hours, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, please do not park in areas under construction. This will ensure that the construction crews have room to maneuver their equipment and bring materials on site. It will also safeguard against damage to personal property.
Residents who require continuous driveway access because of a physical condition or a unique circumstance should contact the Engineering Department at 630-260-2065.
Construction plans and specifications are available for public review at the Engineering Department at:Wheaton City Hall303 W Wesley Street1st Floor
Wheaton, IL 60187
Engineering Department staff is available to answer questions. Contact us at 630-260-2065 for more information.
The City’s general policy is to maintain the existing infrastructure as it presently exists. Features such as street curbing, sidewalks, and street lighting will not be installed where they are not currently present, without a financial commitment from the affected property owners. Contact us at 630-260-2065 for more information.
Call the Street Division of the Public Works Department at 630-260-2116 or notify the Street Division by email. While the Engineering Department oversees road improvement programs, routine maintenance such as patching and sealing falls under the Public Works Department’s authority.
Yes, we do. The Engineering Department drafts every three years a new Five-Year Road Improvement Program. This report lists the streets we recommend for resurfacing, rehabilitation, or complete reconstruction for each of the following five City fiscal years. The street listing is based upon a rating system that uses inspection data collected by the Street Division entered into a computer software program called PAVER. PAVER provides a rating for each street section on a scale of 0 to 100 and we use that information to create the Road Program. Contact us at 630-260-2065 for more information.
Many areas of the community lack some of the public improvements that newer areas have. This is due primarily to the age of development and the development policies that were in effect at that time. The City does not have the funds that are necessary to construct all streets with curbing, storm sewers, and street lighting. The City’s policy is to maintain the existing infrastructure with the taxes that are available. If there are enough property owners on a street who desire these improvements, the City can create a special taxing district to collect the funds to construct the added infrastructure improvements. Contact us at 630-260-2065 for more information.