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Village to Begin Road Resurfacing

Motor Fuel Tax dollars, grants and funds from the non-home rule sales tax increase to pay for $934,614 contract.

The Village Board on Tuesday awarded a $934,614 contract to low bidder Peter Baker & Sons of Lake Forest for the 2011 Motor Fuel Tax Resurfacing project.

Peter Baker & Sons’ bid was more than $120,000 lower than the next highest bid was.

The project, which will cover 14 residential streets in three different subdivisions, will be paid for with $200,000 in Motor Fuel Tax revenues, along with grants and funds from the non-home rules sales tax increase, said Village Trustee Mark Ernst.  

The non-home rule sales tax referendum was approved by Lake Zurich voters in November 2010.

Four streets were removed from the resurfacing project due to prior budget concerns. They are in the Highlands subdivision and the section of Deerpath Road between Route 12 and Old Rand Road.

Public Works Director David Heyden stated in a memorandum that the village engineer estimated the cost of the project at $136,305 higher than the bid from Peter Baker & Sons.

Heyden added that staff is re-evaluating the project to determine if the Highlands subdivision and Deerpath Road can be added back in, while keeping the project below budget.

The Village Board will be presented with information about the potential addition of the streets to the project area at the July 18 meeting.

Village Engineer Dan Barau said that with the board’s approval, the project can begin. He added that if the board approves the additions, public works will be able to include them in the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of fall.    

Subdivisions and streets that are scheduled for resurfacing are:

Millers Grove/Schorvitz

  • Hampshire Lane
  • Holly Circle
  • Hollycourt Terrace
  • Lancaster Lane
  • Manchester Court
  • Manchester Lane 

Red Bridge Farm

  • Country Ridge Court
  • Farm Bridge Road
  • Red Bridge Road
  • Tallgrass Circle
  • Turtle Pond Court

Mohawk Point

  • Cherokee Road
  • Mohawk Trail
  • Potowatomi Terrace

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