Current Projects

South 10th Street Improvements
  • DMS was awarded a contract subject to IDOT concurrence, for this project at the September 19, 2016 City Council Meeting for a base bid amount of $454,672.55.
  • This project is approximately 965 feet long and includes reconstructing South 10th Street from Main Street to the Brickyard Development to provide a 30’ wide street with a 6’ concrete sidewalk adjacent to the curb on the east side of the street.
  • Construction began on October 10th and the street was opened to traffic on Friday, December 9th.
  • This project is complete except for final grading, seeding and placing asphalt on the new parking lot for the apartment building on the west side of the street.
  • DMS also constructed an additional 400’ of street to connect with the northerly side streets of the Brickyard Subdivision.  This street section will not be paid for by the City in accordance with the Brickyard Development Agreement.
  • This project will be paid for with MFT Funds.
Main Street and Jefferson Street Intersection Improvements
  • EFK Moen, LLC’s engineering contract for this project was approved at the September 15, 2014 City Council Meeting for a lump sum amount of $92,915.40.
  • This project consists of reconstructing Main Street from Lebanon Street to Independence Street and approximately 25’ of Jefferson Street north and south of the intersection.  The proposed improvements consists of new concrete pavement, curb and gutters, sidewalks, decorative street lighting, street trees, pavement markings and signing. 
  • The total length of the Main St. improvement is approximately 800 feet and the preliminary construction cost estimate is $985,000.
  • EFK Moen and staff met with IDOT on August 27, 2015 for preliminary Project Report review and conducted a Public Information Meeting at City Hall on October 5, 2015.  Preliminary Construction Documents were submitted to IDOT on February 1, 2017.
  • Construction is anticipated to be to begin in the summer 2017and take approximately five months to complete.
  • This project will be paid for with TIF 2B Funds and a $450,000 Grant from IDOT.
  • A Local Agency Agreement for State Participation is required to be executed prior to the June 30, 2017 end of IDOT’s current fiscal year to secure the $450,000 Grant.  A resolution to authorize the agreement is included in tonight’s City Council Agenda.
Major Electric – Phase 2
  • This project will consist of constructing two 138kv Transmission Lines to connect a new North Substation and the existing Union Substation to Ameren’s proposed rig bus to improve reliability and add capacity to our current distribution system.  The transmission line for the new North Substation will be located on the east side of Route 4, west of and adjacent to Ameren’s existing transmission line.  The new transmission line for the Union Substation will be located between our existing Breaker Station/ tap point and the proposed ring bus, north of and adjacent to Ameren’s existing transmission line.
  • This project also includes isolating existing distribution lines to provide an Express Circuit, to directly connect the Union Substation to the new North Substation.  Construction of the Express Circuit was completed in March 2017.
  • A public information meeting was held on April 1, 2013 to present the project scope and the preliminary designed power line alignment to property owners and interested parties.
  • Staff was notified by IMEA on November 6, 2015 that Ameren has proposed to construct their ring bus near Rte. 4 providing the City two connection points, one for the existing Union Street Substation and one for the proposed new North Substation.  The cost to the City for these two taps will be a one-time lump sum fee of $1.1M.
  • The IMEA Agreement states that the City will take delivery of tap 1 for the Union Street Substation and pay 50% of the fee by December 2018 and take delivery of tap 2 for the new North Substation and pay the remaining 50% of the fee by December 2019.
  • Staff met with Ameren and IMEA on June 8, 2016 to discuss the overall project schedule and progress made to date.  Ameren stated that they have acquired the property to construct the ring bus and they are proceeding with the design to determine locations of the City’s two tap points.
  • The total project cost including easement acquisitions is currently estimated at $10.2M.
  • This project will be paid for with reserve Electric Funds and a $7M Bank Loan or Line of Credit to be paid back with Electric Funds.
Facilities Planning Study
  • Horner & Shifrin engineering contract for this project was approved at the January 20, 2014 City Council Meeting for a lump sum amount of $53,300.00.
  • This project includes analyzing our existing sanitary sewer collection system and sewage treatment plant; and making recommendations for upgrading and increasing capacity of the plant to meet new IEPA regulations and to accommodate future growth.
  • Staff met with Horner & Shifrin on September 16, 2015 to discuss the design parameters based on recommendations from TWM and tours of several local treatment plants.  H&S incorporated these findings and recommendations into the report that was submitted to IEPA on January 8, 2016.
  • We are currently waiting for comments and approval of the Facility Plan before proceeding with selection of an engineering firm for the Design Phase of this project.
  • The current estimated project cost is approximately $10.7M.
  • This project will be paid for with Sewer Funds and a low interest IEPA Loan.
Manhole and Sewer Main Repairs – Phase 3
  • RJN Group engineering contract for this project was approved October 13, 2016 for a lump sum amount of $12,600.00.
  • This project consists of repairing various sanitary sewer manholes and/or mains based on the findings of their infiltration/smoke testing and manhole inspection projects.
  • The seventh and final phase of testing was completed this summer and RJN submitted recommendations for repairs to be completed during this budget year. 
  • SAK Construction was awarded a contract for this project at the March 20, 2017 City Council Meeting for a base bid amount of $127,633.00.
  • Construction began on April 10, 2017 and was completed on May 3, 2017.
  • This project will be paid for with Sewer Funds and TIF 2B Funds.
East-West Berm Trail, Phase 1
  • Horner and Shifrin (H&S) engineering contract for this project was approved at the April 6, 2015 City Council Meeting for a lump sum price of $54,681.53.
  • This project consists of constructing a 10’ wide bike trail from IL Rte. 4 to North 10th Street on the south side of the Big Ditch on the Water District’s property.
  • H&S submitted a draft copy of the Project Report to IDOT on February 9, 2016 and we received review comments from the District on June 6, 2016. 
  • A Public Information Meeting was held on August 16, 2016 to present the project and obtain comments from the public.
  • H&S submitted a draft final Project Report to IDOT on December 6, 2016 and we received review comments from IDOT on January 10, 2017.  H&S is currently finalizing the Project Report.
  • This project cost is estimated at $392,000 with construction currently expected to begin in summer of 2017.
  • 80% of the project cost will be paid for with a Federal CMAQ Grant and the remaining cost will be paid for with General Funds.
East-West Berm Trail, Phase 2
  • Thouvenot, Wade and Moerchen (TWM) engineering contract for this project was approved at the approved at the June 20, 2016 City Council Meeting for a lump sum price of $27,275.00.
  • This project consists of constructing a 10’ wide bike trail from North 10th Street to North County Road on the south side of the Big Ditch on the Water District’s property.
  • TWM Submitted a draft copy of the Project Report to IDOT on October 4, 2016 and we are currently waiting for comments from the District.
  • A Public Information Meeting was held on October 24, 2016 to present the project and obtain comments from the public.
  • This Project cost is estimated at $72,700 with construction currently expected to begin in the summer of 2017 concurrent with Phase 1 if possible.
  • 75% of the project cost will be paid for with State STP Funds and the remaining cost will be paid for with General Funds.
Elevated Water Storage Tank Interior Painting
  • Staff has received a proposal from Curry & Associates to prepare construction documents and conduct construction field inspections for painting the interior of the 500,000 gallon elevated storage tank located on North 6th Street for a fee not to exceed $14,700.00.
  • Bids were opened for this project on January 27, 2017.  Low bid was submitted by Trikote, LLC in the amount of $99,800.  The project has been awarded to Trikote, LLC.
  • Trikote, LLC started the restoration work on March 6, 2017.  Trikote has completed the restoration work and we are currently waiting for the final coat of paint to cure.
  • With the favorable weather forecast for the weekend, we expect the final coat to finish curing by Monday, May 15th at which time we can begin filling the tank and start the disinfection process.
  • Once the tank is disinfected and tests indicate the water is safe, the tank can be placed back in service, which, if all goes according to plan, will be on Thursday, May 18th.          
  • This project will be paid for with Water Funds.
Scheve Park Walking Trail Paving
  • Bids were opened for this project on March 14, 2017.  Low bid was submitted by Byrne & Jones Construction in the amount of $71,675.  The project has been awarded to Byrne & Jones.
  • Staff has met with Byrne & Jones on-site for construction layout.  Construction began on April 17, 2017 but unfavorable weather has slowed progress.  Depending on weather and the availability of specialized equipment, Byrne & Jones is planning to begin paving the week beginning May 15th.  
  • 25% of the construction bid cost will be paid for with a Metroeast Park and Recreation District grant and the remaining construction cost will be paid for with park funds.