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.

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.  

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

Keeping our street network in good condition is a priority for the Village.  Learn more about what Street Reconstruction & Street Rehabilitation Program and the Street Resurfacing Program entail.

What the Programs Mean: 

Street reconstruction is for streets that are at a stage of deterioration where the curb and gutter is no longer functioning properly, there is failure of the street's subbase and the main part of the street is in poor condition.

Streets included in this program will have the entire street removed down to the subgrade, including curb and gutter. The curb and gutter is installed and the new street is replaced with asphalt. This project may also require grade changes, so the driveway approaches are completely removed and replaced from the sidewalk to the curb. Additionally, intermittent sidewalk will be removed and replaced and intermittent drainage structures will be repaired or replaced.

Street Widening
is done when the existing width does not meet the minimum Village standard, and there is enough right-of-way to complete the widening. New curb and gutter is installed, and the street is patched from the existing edge of pavement to the proposed curb and gutter. The remaining portion of the street is milled and resurfaced. Grade changes are necessary for this project. Consequently, driveway approaches are completely removed and replaced from the sidewalk to the curb. This project also includes intermittent sidewalk and drainage structure repair.

Street Rehabilitation is for streets that are at a stage of deterioration where the curb and gutter is no longer functioning properly but the main part of the street is still in fair condition and no subbase failure is observed. All curb and gutter is removed and replaced, and a street patch is placed in front of the new curb and gutter. The entire street is then milled and resurfaced. This project may require grade changes and therefore, all driveway approaches are completely removed and replaced from the sidewalk to the curb. This program also includes intermittent sidewalk and drainage structure repair.

Street Resurfacing  is for streets that are in the beginning stages of deterioration. This maintenance program is intended to extend the life of the street. Intermittent curb and sidewalk are removed and replaced and the street is milled and resurfaced. Following is a list of streets slated for Resurfacing. Residents living on streets scheduled for resurfacing will be mailed construction notices in advance of any activity. Once work begins on a street, construction will take approximately 4-6 weeks to complete.