The village of Oswego will spend just more than $1.6 million to resurface 18 stretches of road this summer, including the portion of Wolf Road from Route 71 to Route 30.
On Tuesday, the Village Board unanimously agreed to award this year’s resurfacing contract to Geneva Construction, the lowest of three bidders, according to Public Works Director Jerry Weaver. The work should begin in mid-July, he said, and will all be finished by September 28, if not before.
Weaver said the village is able to resurface more roads than usual this year, due to a $1 million grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. About $325,000 of the cost will be paid for with motor fuel tax funds, Weaver said, and the rest of the bill footed by Oswego Township, since Wolf Road runs through unincorporated areas.
Weaver said the stretch of Wolf Road, the longest portion of road to be resurfaced in 2012, will be done first, and in time for school to begin. And Village President Brian LeClercq said police enforcement will increase once the road is smoother.
The full cost of the resurfacing project is $1,606,177.25. The full list of streets to be resurfaced:
- Wolf Road, from Route 71 to Route 30.
- Adams Street, from Route 34 to Van Buren Road.
- Hawthorn Court.
- Old Post Road, from Old Post School to Douglas Road.
- Pfund Court, from Route 34 to the dead end.
- Fairway Crossings streets: Chesterfield Drive, Cinderford Drive, Cinderford Court, Landshire Court, Preswick Court, Tewksbury Circle, Tewksbury Court, Thornbury Drive, Thornbury Court.
- New Windcrest streets: Lombardy Lane, Longford Court, Nottingham Drive, Nottingham Court.