Asphalt Street Resurfacing Program - Spring/Fall 2018

General Information

Tentative Completion Date

November 30, 2018
Project Manager Jim Huff, Engineering Technician, 847-664-4122
Contractor Schroeder Asphalt Services, Inc.
Awarded Contract Amount $657,989
Funding Sources Motor Fuel Tax and General Revenues

Project Description

Annually, the Village of Northbrook proactively reviews the condition of our asphalt streets, and updates our recommended five-year Asphalt Street Rehabilitation Program. Asphalt streets are selected for rehabilitation based on a computerized pavement management system (IMS), a thorough review of the condition of the pavement surface/base conditions by Public Works staff, pavement condition in relation to the adjacent streets, timing to select and complete the most cost effective rehabilitation measure and coordination with other Village infrastructure projects. This program is funded with proceeds from bond sales and Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) funds distributed to us by the State of Illinois.

Asphalt roadways are assessed on a 5 point rating scale with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best. The system is designated as follows:
  • Poor - Road surface and sections of road base are failing
  • Many Failures - Large potholes form. Beginning signs of base failures is evident.
  • Limited Failures - Cracking of pavement along curb line. Small potholes beginning to form.
  • Good - Road surface has small spider cracking at the curb line, no significant or obvious deficiencies in the roadway.
  • Like New - Road surface and base are in good condition. Road has been recently resurfaced or pavement is not exhibiting signs of spider cracking.
During the resurfacing process, the contractor will grind off the road's surface, repair of any deficiencies in the road's base, and install a new road surface. Also included in this program is removal and replacement of defective curb & gutter and utility structure adjustments.

Project Locations & Timeline

The Village’s 2018 asphalt street patching and rehabilitation program will start with asphalt street patching at various locations in the Village, followed by asphalt street rehabilitation (grinding and resurfacing of roads) in mid-May and the second phase of asphalt street rehabilitation in October. Performing this select patching is a cost-effective way to extend the useful life of streets by dealing with localized failures before they compromise more of the roadway.

The streets  to be included in the 2018 Asphalt Street Rehabilitation Program are Hillside Drive, Lakeside Avenue, Oak Avenue, Phillips Avenue, Prince Street, Raintree Lane, Sherman Drive, Snowbird Lane and Sunburst Lane. 

Enabling Resolution

A full description of the project can be found as part of Resolution 2018-27, which awarded both this project and the Village's asphalt patching project to the contractor.

Resurfacing Map

A map of the streets to be surfaced as part of the 2018 program can be found at this link.

Construction Notice

A copy of the initial construction notice for the 2018 program can be found at this link.

Current Project Update

May 20, 2018 - Resurfacing Work To Begin

Staff anticipates work on this year’s street resurfacing program will begin on Tuesday, May 29, starting on Raintree, Snowbird and Sunburst Lanes.

Previous Project Updates

April 27, 2018 - Patching Work Begins


This week, the Village’s contractor began the 2018 Asphalt Street Rehabilitation Program. This program patches specific short segments of roadway to extend the useful life of streets.

In late May/early June, the Village’s contractor will begin the asphalt resurfacing portion of the program. This work includes selective curb and gutter replacement, grinding off the top layers of asphalt, selective patching of roadway foundation, and replacement of the top asphalt layer.

December 28, 2017 - Work Announcement

The 2018 program is tentatively scheduled to begin in May 2018. More details will be announced in April 2018.