The following streets segments are proposed for reconstruction in 2020:
The scope of work includes:
A contract for the work has been awarded to Stark Asphalt Pavement Corporation.
Shorewood began an ash tree treatment program in 2010, utilizing a trunk-injected compound that has been shown to have 99% EAB control. Each year, DPW forestry staff identifies 200-300 of the Village’s largest ash trees for treatment, which is needed every 2-3 years. Since 2014, Shorewood’s fight against EAB has also included the removal and replacement of selected ash trees in conjunction with major infrastructure improvement projects like the 2020 Road Reconstruction Program.
The policy adopted by the Village Board as part of its EAB readiness program calls for the removal of any ash tree in a construction project area that is in fair or poor condition, as well as the removal of all European and green ash with a diameter at breast height of 24” or less. In addition, trees that are unlikely to survive following disturbance from construction activities will also be removed.
If the ash adjacent to your property has been identified for replacement you will receive a notification. Please view the Ash Tree Replacement Program FAQ.
As in recent programs, the Village will automatically replace the municipally-owned portion of the water service with copper; an alternate bid on the project will allow interested residents, at their cost, to also replace the private portion of the lead service with copper. The estimated cost of the private lead service line replacement is $7,300.00 ($102,200/14 services). The Board will be asked to confirm the financing terms of this work as a separate agenda item at the February 17 meeting.
Eligible homeowners will be contacted with program information following the Board’s February 17 action. Program information can also be found on our Lead Service Replacement Program webpage.