On August 5, 2019, the Village Board approved a contract with Baxter & Woodman to update to the Village’s Pavement Management Report. Evaluations were completed in August to assess the condition of all streets maintained by the Village of West Dundee. (This report does not address streets maintained by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Kane County, developers, or private corporations.)
The primary goal of a successful pavement management plan is to rehabilitate streets on a schedule that targets streets for repair before their condition rapidly declines and becomes far more expensive. This strategy is the most effective use of the Village’s allocated budget regardless of the budget amount.
This is the third Pavement Management Report that the Village has contracted. The last report was prepared in 2006. Since that time, the Village has added 8 new miles of streets, primarily within the Grand Pointe and Carrington Reserve subdivisions.
To prepare the report update, Baxter & Woodman was tasked with conducting an in-depth evaluation of approximately 30 centerline miles of Village maintained streets in order to provide the following:
- Determination of overall pavement condition and assignment of condition ratings.
- Development of pavement improvement strategies, GIS mapping and cost estimates.
- Development of a recommended 5-year capital pavement maintenance plan.
For the recommended 5-year capital pavement maintenance plan, staff asked Baxter & Woodman to configure it at three different expenditure levels: $500,000, $1,000,000 and $1,500,000. Staff also asked that it be depicted visually in exhibits to show how much of the Village’s pavement maintenance obligation can be addressed at each level.
Click here to view a copy of the completed Pavement Management Report. This information will be utilized to plan for street improvements over the next several fiscal years.
Upon review of this evaluation, the Village Board has directed staff to double the annual financial commitment of $500,000 for toward Street & Infrastructure improvements to $1,000,000, beginning with Fiscal Year 2020/21.