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Palos Hills to spend $515K on summer road work

  • Written by Kelly White

  Palos Hills will spend $515,000 this summer on its annual Motor Fuel Tax road maintenance program.  City aldermen voted last week to adopt the setting the program in motion. Public Works Commissioner Dave Weakley told the council several streets are in need to maintenance including 90th Avenue between 103rd Street and just north of 95th Street. The project is designed to add three feet of roadway in the more narrow locations of 90th Avenue.

  “This is a very long, narrow roadway, varying in width from 19 feet to 29 feet wide,” Weakley explained.
  Included in the cost of the maintenance program is $50,000 for crack-sealing on streets there were paved in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Crack sealing prevents water from seeping into cracks, and is intended to add longevity to roads while reducing maintenance costs. Streets to be sealed include 101st Place from Roberts Road to 78th Avenue, 105th Street from Michael Drive to Harlem Avenue, 80th Court from 104th Street to 106th Street, 81st Avenue from 97th Street to 98th Street, 81st Street from 103rd Street to 107th Street, 81st Court from 97th Street to 98th Street, 82nd Avenue from 97th Street to 98th Street, 82nd Avenue from 103rd Street to 106th Street, 83rd Avenue from 103rd Street to 107th Street, 86th Avenue from 107th Street to 109th Street, 89th Avenue from 102nd Street to its terminus, 97th Street from Roberts Road to 82nd Avenue, Breckenridge Drive from Interlochen to Alta, Dartmonth from 107th Street to its terminus, Helena from 111th Street to its terminus, Palos Drive from 107th Street to its terminus and Surry Parkway from 88th Avenue to its terminus.