The City of Streator’s Engineering Department is made up of the City Engineer, Jeremy Palm, P.E. and the Engineering Technician, Jeff Long. The department provides full service engineering services for the City ranging from project planning, project design, construction supervision, and consultant oversight on larger projects. Annually the department is responsible for the design and oversight of the City’s general revenue and MFT roadway programs, small scale sewer improvements, required engineering studies, and City map updating.
2022 General Revenue Roadway Project
Roadway repaving and reconstruction work will begin this spring along Court Street, the 1300 Block of N. Sterling, the 500 Block of E. Ralph Plumb, the 800 Block of N. Jefferson, and the 700 Block of E. Stanton. Work will be complete in fall 2022.
12th Street Roadway Reconstruction Project
Final IDOT approval for a project to fully reconstruct 12th Street from Bloomington Street to Smith Douglass Road is pending. Final approval for the federally funded project is expected in early 2022 so that work can begin in 2022 to reconstruct the roadway including new storm sewer, curb and gutter, and sidewalks.
Riverside Safe Routes to School Project
A grant application to install sidewalks in the Riverside area of the City was submitted to the Illinois Department of Transportation in summer 2021. If the grant is awarded the project will likely begin construction in fall 2022 and be complete in summer 2023.
Sansom Street Area Project
The project to separate the storm and sanitary sewer systems in the Sansom Street area began in 2021 and is expected to be completed by summer 2022.
Vermillion Street Area Project
A grant application for a project to install new storm sewers along Vermillion Street from 12th Street to Coal Run Creek was submitted to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) in fall 2021. If after grant award announcements in spring 2022 the project is funded, the project will be placed out to bid for work to begin in fall 2022 and complete in summer 2023. The project when complete will separate the storm and sanitary sewer systems in the area and decrease the potential for combined sewer overflow events in the Coal Run Creek basin.
Other Project News
14 New wayfinding signs will be installed along Route 18 and Route 23 to lead visitors to various destinations throughout the City including, parks, ballfields, Streator’s downtown, the Streator Center for Health, City Hall and others. The installation of the signs will be complete in Spring 2022.
Streator Incubator Rehabilitation Project
The submission of a grant application to the U.S. Economic Development Administration was authorized by the City Council in December 2021. The grant, if funded, will allow for the design and construction of improvements at the Streator Business Incubator. The proposed improvements consist of the construction of spaces necessary to house 3D printing equipment, a DIY Workshop, wood, plastic, and metal light manufacturing facilities, and a food preparation facility. The project, if funded, will be complete in spring 2023.
Marilla Park Pond Project
A grant application to improve the south bank of the Marilla Park Pond, pave the parking lot, and install a new picnic shelter was submitted to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources in fall 2021. If the grant is awarded the project will likely begin construction in fall 2022 and be complete in summer 2023.
Oakley Avenue Canoe Launch Property Acquisition Project
A grant application to acquire property at the intersection of Oakley Avenue and the Vermillion River was submitted to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources in fall 2021. If the grant is awarded the City will be able to acquire property along the river for a future canoe launch. If the property is purchased the City will apply for additional grant funding to construct a new canoe launch at the north end of the City.
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