The City of Streator’s Engineering Department is made up of the City Engineer, Jeremy Palm, P.E. and the Engineering Technician, Jeff Long. The department provides full service engineering services for the City ranging from project planning, project design, construction supervision, and consultant oversight on larger projects. Annually the department is responsible for the design and oversight of the City’s general revenue and MFT roadway programs, small scale sewer improvements, required engineering studies, and City map updating.
2021 Downtown Streetscape Project (Main Street)
Construction work to install new streetlights, curb bump-outs, crosswalks, and planters along Main Street from the river to Wasson Street to match the work already complete in the 300 block of E Main will begin in spring 2021. The IDOT grant funded project is scheduled to be complete in fall 2021.
2021 General Revenue Roadway Project
Roadway repaving and reconstruction work will begin this spring along the 200 Block of E Grove, the 100 Block of W Elm, the 100 Block of E Sumner, the 1100 Block of E Hickory Street, Godfrey Street, and Armory and Pratt Streets. Work will be complete in fall 2021.
2021 DCEO Grant Funded Roadway Project
Roadway repaving and storm sewer installation work along Spring Street from Bloomington Street to east of Sterling Street will begin in the spring of 2021. The partially grant funded work when complete in fall 2021 will install new storm sewers along the project and repave the entire length of Spring Street.
2021 MFT Roadway Project (N. Vermillion Street)
Reconstruction work will begin this summer along N. Vermillion Street from Kent Street to Morrell Street. The work when complete in summer 2021 will repave and install curb, gutter, and sidewalk along N. Vermillion Street.
12th Street Roadway Reconstruction Project
Project plans and a design report completed in 2020 have been submitted to IDOT for approval for a project to fully reconstruct 12th Street from Bloomington Street to Smith Douglass Road. Final approval for the federally funded project is expected in fall 2021 so that work can begin in 2022 to reconstruct the roadway including new storm sewer, curb and gutter, and sidewalks.
- Sewer Project News
Sansom Street Area Project
A grant application for a project to install new storm sewers along Sansom Street, Rogers Street, and Cable Street was submitted to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) in fall 2020. If after grant award announcements in spring 2021 the project is funded the project will be placed out to bid for work to begin in fall 2021 and complete in summer 2022. The project when complete will separate the storm and sanitary sewer systems in the area and decrease the potential for combined sewer overflow events in the Coal Run Creek basin.
2021 Sewer Maintenance Project
Bid as a component of the 2021 General Revenue Roadway Project a project to install 3 new sanitary manholes, line a failing section of pipe along Lee Street, and repair sewers along W Grant and Charles Street will begin in spring 2021 and be completed by fall 2021.
Liz-Mar Area Sewer Project Planning
Following receipt of an Unsewered Communities Grant from the Illinois EPA a project design study will be completed for the Liz-Mar area of the City. The report when complete can be used to apply for additional funding to extend sewer service to the area.
- Other Project News
Central Park Playground Project
Working in conjunction with Live Well Streator, the City will construct a new toddler play area including toddler bike path and street scene playsets in Central Park south of the former Sherman School. The project will install gas station, drive-thru, and store playsets along a small scale “roadway” creating a toddler sized town for children to explore. The project will be complete in spring 2021.
14 New wayfinding signs will be installed along Route 18 and Route 23 to lead visitors to various destinations throughout the City including, parks, ballfields, Streator’s downtown, the Streator Center for Health, City Hall and others. The installation of the signs will be complete in summer 2021.
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