Construction 411

This page will include any important updates, changes in schedules, and other information you need to know if your street or neighborhood is affected by one of the Village's 2018 street maintenance programs. Sign up for email updates regarding Street Reconstruction & Street Rehabilitation Programs.

Residents involved in the Street Reconstruction & Street Rehabilitation Program will receive notifications as to when their road construction will begin. At this time, an exact construction schedule has not been determined.

Review interactive map of this year's road improvement programs.

Review a list of streets selected for Reconstruction & Rehabilitation as well as Resurfacing.

Prior to construction beginning on your street, a notice, along with parking permits, will be hand delivered to residents within project limits to inform you that work is about to begin. Notices will also be hand delivered during various phases of construction to residents living within project limits.

As soon as a schedule is determined it will be posted on our this page as well as on our Construction 411 information that will be located at the bottom of the Village of Arlington Heights' home page.  We will include the anticipated construction schedule and updates throughout the summer. Residents are encouraged to check periodically for updated information.

Additionally, residents can sign up to be included on the e-mail list for this project by sending an e-mail to   This e-mail list will be used to provide updates and last minute scheduling changes only.  

Streets for Reconstruction & Rehabilitation Program: 

Street  From To  Type Of Construction
W Alleghany  Dr  N. Verde Dr N Kennicott Dr. Reconstruction
N Brighton Pl   E Crabtree Ln E.Suffield Drive Reconstruction
N Burke Drive 230' N Side of Appletree Lane E. Ivy Lane Reconstruction
W Catino St  S Kaspar S Ridge Ave Reconstruction
S Chestnut St W Cedar St W White Oak St Reconstruction
E Crabtree Dre N Brighton Pl N Windsor Dr Reconstruction
W Cypress  St S Ridge Ave S Chestnut Ave Widen w/Reconstruction
N Elizabeth Dr N Kennicott Ave W Alexandria St Reconstruction
S Kennicott Ave W Algonquin Rd S Harvard Ave Reconstruction
Lillian Ave N Highland Ct 240' W of N Arl Hts Rd Reconstruction
S Lincoln Ave E Fairview St E Mayfair Rd  Widen w/Rehabilitation
E Lynden Lane S Bristol Ln E Mayfair Ln Widen w/Rehabilitation
W Maple Street S Salem Ave  S Ridge Ave Reconstruction
N Mitchell Ave W Oakton St W Clarendon St Widen w/Rehabilitation
S Mitchell Ave W Cedar St W White Oak St Reconstruction
S Newbury Pl  S Banbury Rd E Rockwell St Widen w/Rehabilitation
W Raleigh Ct  N Raleigh St Cul-De-Sac Reconstruction
N Ridge Ave W Ladd St 200' South Half New Street/ Half Grind and Overlay
W Rockwell St   S Salem Ave S Ridge Ave Reconstruction
W Shirra Court N Raleigh St Cul - De- Sac Reconstruction
E Valley Lane N Burke Dr. N. Dryden Pl Reconstruction


Streets Listed for Resurfacing Program:

  Street Limits
1 Brighton Pl Miner St north to dead end
2 Brook Dr Clearbrook Dr to cul-de-sac
3 Burning Tree Ln Buffalo Grove Rd to cul-de-sac
4 Burning Tree Ln Vista Rd to cul-de-sac
5 Burr Oak Dr Highland Ave to Arlington Heights Rd
6 Clearbrook Dr Algonquin Rd south to cul-de-sac
7 Derbyshire Ln Miner St to Euclid Ave
Dryden Ave Oakton St to Euclid Ave
Dryden Ave Miner St to Euclid Ave
10 Emerson St Belmont St to dead end
11  Galesburg Court Nichols Rd to cul-de-sac
12 Galena Court Nichols Rd to cul-de-sac
13  Lynwood Ave Yale Ave to Harvard Ave
14 Miner St Rammer Ave to Evanston Ave
15 Miner St Rammer Ave to Waterman Ave
16 Nichols Rd Wilke Rd west to Village limits
17 Pine Ct  Oakton St to the north cul-de-sac
18 Prindle Ave Crabtree Dr to cul-de-sac
19 Prindle Ave Kensington Rd to Gregory St
20 Salt Creek Ln Rohlwing Rd to Euclid Ave
21 Spring Ridge Rd Nichols Rd to Nichols Rd
22 St James St Dryden Ave to Derbyshire Ave
23 Vail Ave South St to Sigwalt St
24  Vista Rd  Burr Oak Dr to Hintz Rd
25 Windsor Dr Dryden Ave south to cul-de-sac
26  Windsor Dr  Kensington Rd to Miner St
27 Yale Ave Thomas St to Lynwood Ave
  CONCRETE PANEL REPLACEMENT  
28  Campbell St Windsor Dr to the west
29  Burning Tree Ln  at Buffalo Grove Rd


How It Works & What You Need to Know if Affected by Street Reconstruction | Rehabilitation:

General Sequence of Construction for Street Reconstruction and Reconstruction with Widening 

1. Intermittent catch basin and inlet repairs and replacements.
2. Sawcutting of driveway aprons, sections of street pavement, curbs, and sidewalks.
3. Curb and gutter, driveways, and sidewalks are removed and replaced.  
4. Street pavement will be removed down to the subgrade (approximately 13”).
5. Six-inch (6”) layer of subbase will be placed.
6. Three-inches (3”) of an asphalt binder course will be placed.
7. The second layer of asphalt will be added.
8. An asphalt prime coat will be applied.
9. The final layer of surface pavement will be placed (in some situations the Contractor may delay the final layer of asphalt until other streets in the neighborhood are ready for the final layer).
10. Final restoration of all disturbed areas will take place. Sod will be used in most areas. No sodding will be done in July or August. 

General Sequence of Construction for Streets to be Rehabilitated and Rehabilitation with Widening

1. Decorative street lights and cable will be relocated.
2. Driveway aprons, sections of street pavements, curbs and sidewalks will be sawcut;
3. Curb and gutter will be removed and replaced. 
4. When widening is scheduled to occur, the excavation for the new pavement area will be removed and four inches (4”) of a stone base will be placed prior to the curb and gutter being replaced.
5. If existing, public sidewalk, identified by the Village, will also be replaced;
6. The existing asphalt street surface will be ground off approximately 3”;
7. An asphalt prime coat will be applied;
8. The first layer of asphalt pavement will be placed;
9. The final layer of surface pavement will be placed (in some situations the Contractor may hold off on the final lift of asphalt until other streets in the neighborhood are ready for the final lift of asphalt as well);
10. Final restoration of all disturbed areas will take place. Sod will be used in most areas. (No sodding will be done in July or August). 

J.A. Johnson Paving Company is the General Contractor and Lampignano & Sons will be the subcontractor for this project.

Hours of Construction
All contractors are authorized to begin work at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. If necessary, the contractor is authorized to work on Saturdays without additional notice to the residents. 

Driveway & Curb Construction
When the driveway apron and curb in front of your residence are replaced, your driveway will be closed. Overnight parking on the street in the construction area will be allowed. Residents will receive an additional notice prior to the removal of curb and driveway aprons to allow you the opportunity to move your vehicle out of your garage or driveway. The Arlington Heights Police Department will be notified of the overnight parking. If you should receive a parking ticket and you are legally parked, contact the Patrol Supervisor at (847)368-5300. Parking is not allowed on streets under construction from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If your existing driveway apron or carriage walk is brick or another decorative material, the contractor will remove approximately 2’- 3’ of bricks along the curb that is to be replaced. The contractor will stack them on your driveway apron.  It is the homeowner’s responsibility to replace the bricks or decorative material once the curb is completed.  However, if requested by the homeowner, the Village will replace their brick/decorative driveway apron with concrete or asphalt at no cost to the homeowner.  Please contact Project Engineer, Briget Schwab, P.E., at (847) 368-5257 or at bschwab@vah.com to coordinate this as soon as possible.

Having Private Work Done

The Village often receives requests from residents if they can have additional private work done by the contractors working on the street.  Although the Village does not involve itself with activity outside the scope of the contract, the concrete subcontractor, Lampignano & Sons, has indicated they would consider doing additional concrete work at the expense of the homeowner.  Should you choose to complete this work, it is recommended that additional estimates be obtained. 

Please note that the subcontractor is under no obligation to accept additional private work and has a right to refuse.  A permit from the Village is not required if the work is restricted to the driveway apron and Lampignano & Sons completes the work.  A permit from the Building Department is required if the entire driveway is being replaced or a different contractor is used.  For permit applications, fees, and bond information, contact the Building  & Life Safety Department at 847.368.5560.  For estimates from the concrete subcontractor, contact Lampignano & Sons at 847.394.0696.

Underground Sprinkler Systems, Invisible Fences & Landscaping
If there is an existing underground sprinkler system, invisible fence, or landscaping adjacent to the curb, sidewalk, or driveway, there is potential that damage to the sprinkler system, fence, or landscaping may occur during the removal process. 

IN THE EVENT A SPRINKLER SYSTEM, INVISIBLE FENCE, OR LANDSCAPING LOCATED WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY IS DAMAGED, THE CONTRACTOR WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE AND ANY NECESSARY REPAIRS TO THE SPRINKLER SYSTEM, INVISIBLE FENCE, AND LANDSCAPING WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HOMEOWNER. To minimize the potential for damage, the location of the sprinkler heads and invisible fence should be identified by the homeowner prior to the start of construction.  This can be completed with stakes, flags, or spray paint. It is recommended that landscape items and sprinkler systems and fences within three feet of removal items should be or moved prior to the start of construction.

Use Caution in Construction Areas
Construction areas present an attraction for children. Parents are urged to warn their children of the danger of excavated areas, construction equipment, or materials stored in the parkway.

The asphalt prime coat that is applied to the roadways prior to a paving operation is very sticky and hard to remove from shoes, clothing, and vehicles. Avoid walking or driving quickly on the asphalt prime coat. In the event the asphalt prime coat does get on a vehicle, an automotive tar remover will remove the asphalt prime coat. The asphalt prime coat will also leave marks on your driveway if you drive through it and pull into your driveway.

If You Have Special Needs
The contractor will supply emergency access to vehicles during all construction phases.  If you have a special need that requires daily access to your residence from the street, please contact the Project Engineer.

Additional Questions: Village of Arlington Heights Engineering Department contact Briget Schwab, P.E., at 847.368.5257 or email her at bschwab@vah.com