Tolono board considers road work
TOLONO - Village officials are considering how much to spend on street repairs this summer and which areas need the most improvement.
Engineer Tim LaRocque of Foth Infrastructure and Environment presented the village board Tuesday with a list of possible project components. The cost to till, reshape and compact 6,928 square yards of roadbed on Broadway, Third, Second, Washington, Elizabeth, Bourne, Meadows Lane and County Road 1000E would be $113,615.56. The total cost of 3,717 square yards of hot-mix asphalt on Walnut, Whitehead, Deerpath, Marshall, Fourth and Central would be $71,153.06. The total cost of slurry seal on 6,400 square yards of Walnut and Central would be $64,000.
Total engineering costs would be $12,497.71, $7,826.84 and $7,040, respectively.
All components were included on last year's "wish list" except for the hot-mix asphalt on Central St., which LaRocque said is starting to experience "alligator cracking" between River Road and Allison Drive.
"Our recommendation would be to at least get that part included," he said.
The village has about $84,000 in motor fuel tax funds available to spend and is expected to have about $90,000 by next month.
LaRocque said the village board could consider adding streets in its tax increment financing district to the list, which would allow for TIF revenues to be used, too. Another option would be to do the hot-mix asphalt repairs only.