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The Engineering Division is responsible for maintaining a high quality of life in Crystal Lake by ensuring that the City’s infrastructure is serving the public’s needs. The Engineering Division works with residents and developers to provide technical guidance related to City standards for traffic and drainage in order to ensure that these systems are planned and constructed properly. The Engineering Division accomplishes this by reviewing proposed developments to ensure they provide adequate means of handling stormwater runoff and traffic, designing improvements to existing facilities, and helping maintain our existing infrastructure so that these facilities continue to serve the public into the future. Specific projects that the Engineering Division has overseen include:
Please contact the Engineering Division for concerns with drainage, flooding, traffic, infrastructure, and street lights, as well as obtaining overweight vehicle permits.
Construction Alerts and Detours Current Bids and Requests for Proposals Service RequestsRight-of-Way Permits Action Requests Construction Alerts and Detours The City strives to make the public aware of any current roadway construction project underway or scheduled for construction this year. Watch this area to find out information about current road construction projects.
IL Route 176 at Walkup Road
This project by McHenry County is currently under construction. The scope of work at the intersection includes widening to accommodate two through lanes in each direction on each leg as well as the addition of a right turn lane on the north, east and west legs. The existing left turn lanes will be maintained and the traffic signal will be updated. The project website with up-to-date information is http://walkuproad.com.
East Crystal Lake Avenue from Main Street to Erick Street
The East Crystal Lake Avenue project is substantially complete with the exception of the final decision regarding the proposed median at East Street. The scope of work includes widening and resurfacing to add a continuous bidirectional center turn lane, the addition of storm sewer and continuous sidewalks along both sides of the roadway. The project website with up-to-date information is http://eastcrystallakeavenue.info.
Current Bids and RFPs A copy of Bid Packages or Requests for Qualifications and Proposals may be acquired or examined at the City of Crystal Lake Municipal Complex at 100 W. Woodstock Street in Crystal Lake or contact the Engineering Division at (815) 356-3615.
To see if the Engineering Division has any projects out for bid, or if the Division is accepting any proposals, please see the news area at the top of the page.
The following bids were awarded:
If you are a public utility, and would like to apply for a permit to conduct work in the City’s right-of-way, please use the City’s ROWay online permit system. You can access the ROWay permit system at http://crystallake.il.roway.net/.
Traffic Signal Outages The Engineering Division is responsible for coordinating the maintenance of Traffic Signals. If you observe a traffic signal outage, you can contact the Engineering Division during normal business hours at (815) 356-3615, or you can alert the Crystal Lake Police at any time by dialing 911.
Street Light Outages If you notice a street light that has burnt out or is not functioning, please call the Engineering Division at (815) 356-3615 with the following information:
Most of the street lights in the City are the responsibility of ComEd to maintain, especially those in residential areas. For street lights under ComEd’s Maintenance, the City will contact ComEd to setup service for the street light and will track the status of the repairs. If the street light is the City’s responsibility to maintain, the City will make the necessary repairs. Action Requests Overweight Vehicle Permits Overweight vehicle permits are required when an oversized vehicle will be traveling on City Roads. Please call the Engineering Division at (815) 356-3615 the day before the overweight truck will travel through the City to determine if you need a permit and to obtain this permit. There is no fee for the permit. Please have the following information ready:
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