Ongoing Construction & Projects
Learn more about ongoing construction and projects below.
- Chip Seal Projects
- Crackfill & Fog Seal Projects
- Dove Drive Construction Updates
- Shoulder Maintenance Projects
- Spray Patch Projects
Bituminous Surface Treatment (a.k.a. Chip Seal)
Bituminous Surface Treatment Project - Map
The Channahon Road Management Program utilizes several preservative treatment methods to protect asphalt surfaces and extend the useful life of the pavement. Asphalt preservation treatments take place at the surface and do not structurally disturb the pavement. They protect the uppermost pavement layer from deterioration caused by weather and freeze/thaw cycles and are less disruptive than structural repairs.
One such treatment is a Bituminous Surface Treatment (BST). This process consists of applying an asphalt emulsion followed immediately by stone chips and pneumatic rollers to embed the chips into the emulsion. For this project two layers of bitumen and chips will be applied. After both chip seal layers are complete, a fog seal of asphalt emulsion is applied to seal the chips in from the top. Although similar to what many of us know as ‘Tar & Chip,’ this design is a higher quality version intended to provide a uniform wearing surface and extend the life of roads.
A contract for this work was awarded to A.C. Pavement Striping. Work is expected to take place between July 17th and August 2nd. Working hours will be Tuesdays thru Fridays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Parking on roadways is not allowed during working hours. Traffic will also be prohibited from traveling on freshly applied emulsion and chips. However, at least one lane of traffic will remain open to two-way traffic. EXCEPTION: Hansel Rd will be closed to through traffic for short periods for safety reasons and reopened by the end of each work day. To avoid tracking emulsion and chips onto driveways, the Village asks that you avoid accessing your driveway during working hours as much as possible.
The Village would appreciate patience while BST work takes place in your area. Please contact Don Kinzler, P.E., Engineering Project Manager with further questions at 815-467-6644.
Streets to receive BST work are Ridge Rd (Hansel to ComEd ROW), Gun Club Rd (south of Rt 6 to Bungalow Rd., Municipal Dr. and Northern IL Dr. A hand-delivered notification will also be provided to property owners 48 hours in advance of work on their street.