Roadway Condition Analysis to Be Conducted
Beginning the week of October 29th, IMS Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) will begin a comprehensive street evaluation for the City of St. Charles that will be used to develop a pavement management program. All 140 miles of city streets will be evaluated and will include analysis of the existing pavement surface condition and deflection testing. The fieldwork is investigative in nature and is non-destructive. The work is expected to take two (2) weeks to complete.
IMS will be driving the entire City public roadway system in a white van equipped with cameras and flashing construction lights, and/or a smaller vehicle with a small trailer. No road closures are required and the work does not generate loud or disturbing noise.
“Evaluating the roadways helps us identify the proper maintenance technique to apply to each road,” said James Bernahl, Public Works Engineering Division Manager. “This ensures that the City develops an efficient, cost-effective road maintenance program.”
Once the roadway testing is complete, IMS will compile and analyze the collected data. The City will use this data to plan and schedule short and long-term street resurfacing and reconstruction projects. For more information, contact James Bernahl in the city's Engineering Division at 630-443-3709.
About the City of St. Charles
Friendly neighborhoods, diverse retailers, international employers, innovative schools, beautiful parks, varied cultural amenities, and unique architecture have earned St. Charles its reputation as the Pride of the Fox. Located in both DuPage and Kane counties, the City of St. Charles is 35 miles west of downtown Chicago, and has a population of approximately 33,000. Over 2,100 businesses, consisting of a balanced mix of retailers, restaurants and manufacturing facilities, employ more than 18,000 people. The City of St. Charles was named the #1 City for Families by Family Circle® magazine in 2011; one of the “150 Great Places in Illinois,” by the AIA Illinois; and one of the “Top 10 Towns To Live In” by West Suburban Living magazine. www.stcharlesil.gov