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Fox River Grove plans road resurfacing projects

Published: Thursday, March 27, 2014 3:43 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:11 p.m. CDT

FOX RIVER GROVE – Road resurfacing and sidewalk repairs are expected to start in the spring and go into the summer, according to the village administrator.

Fox River Grove has awarded its street resurfacing contract for this construction season to Geske and Sons of Crystal Lake for $659,800. When including the cost of engineering, the village plans to spend $717,000 for its road work, said Village Administrator Derek Soderholm.

Soderholm said work will begin sometime in the spring and conclude in the summer.

The roads slated to be part of the road resurfacing plan are: Liberty Avenue from Elder Lane to Lincoln Avenue; Center Street from Grace Lane to Lincoln Avenue; Harding Avenue from Birch Lane to North River Road; Lucille Avenue from Route 14 to Glenice Parkway; Ski Hill Road from Route 22 to Norge Parkway; Adams Avenue from Opatrny Drive to North River Road; and Orchard Street from Skyline Drive to the end.

The village also plans to replace more than 2,300 square feet of sidewalks, generally in the southern portion of town, Soderholm said. He said that part of town had a high priority based on sidewalk conditions. There will be some curb replacement as well.

The village plans to spend $20,000 to get as much sidewalk work done for that amount. Work will be done during the spring and over the course of the summer, Soderholm said.

The sidewalk repairs were part of a joint bid with Cary, Grayslake, Lindenhurst, Lake Villa, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, Mundelein and Round Lake Beach in an effort to combine the quantity of work to get a lower price for each municipality, Soderholm said.

Mondi Construction of West Chicago will perform the work.

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