On a yearly basis, the Village of Palatine undertakes an In-House Street Resurfacing Program designed to maintain and meet the Village’s stated goal of maintaining all Village streets at or above the "good" level as defined by the Micro-PAVER Program. Within a two-year span, all streets are visibly rated by our Engineering staff. The observations are entered into the PAVER Program and a rating is calculated. All streets rated below "good" are then considered for inclusion in the upcoming year’s In-House Resurfacing Program.
The In-House Resurfacing Program does not include any concrete work. Before the specific street sections are selected, Public Works staff evaluates the extent of how much, if any, concrete curb and edging needs to be addressed. Streets that need extensive curb replacement are reserved for inclusion in the contractual Street Resurfacing Program. Residents along affected streets will be notified in advance by letter and will be offered the option to participate in a curb and apron replacement cost sharing program. Check the Capital Improvement Projects Map to view this year's resurfacing sections and other infrastructure improvement projects.
Partial Asphalt Removal
The first step is the partial removal of the existing asphalt surface. This is accomplished with a road grinder which will remove 1.5 inches of the existing asphalt.
Just before the asphalt surface is placed (usually twenty-four to forty-eight hours), crews will post "Fresh Oil" signs and apply "oil" which provides adhesion between the old and new asphalt. The "oil" takes one to two hours to cure, and after that time it should not track up on vehicles. The next step is the placement of the surface course of asphalt. During this phase, the street may be difficult to drive through due to the paving crew, their machines, and trucks.
Finally, after all paving is completed, any pavement striping needed will be repainted, such as stop bars, crosswalks, and median lines. Usually this is done within a month after the asphalt work is completed.
For more information, call the Department of Public Works at (847) 705-5200.