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City of Warrenville
28W701 Stafford Place
Warrenville, IL 60555
Ph: 630-393-9427
Warrenville Road Reconstruction

Staff will be presenting a recommendation about the future of Warrenville Road at the September 10, 2018, Committee of the Whole meeting.  The meeting will take place at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.

Staff Recommendation: Remove and replace the permeable brick pavers with full-depth asphalt during the summer of 2019.

Why? The permeable brick paver pavement system is failing.  The pavers have settled throughout the corridor and ruts have formed in the wheel paths. The road is losing permeability in the ruts. The road continues to deteriorate at an accelerating pace, meaning its condition is getting worse, faster.

There have been several attempts to repair or replace short sections of the roadway.  None of them have been successful.

Additionally, regular and winter maintenance of the roadway is not what was represented to City officials at the time the decision was made to build the road with permeable pavers. Public Works utilizes more salt on this road than any road in the City, which is not good for the aquatic habitats of the river and creek into which the runoff drains.

Staff has also spoken with representatives of the brick manufacturer, and they put staff in touch with a third party expert, who reached the same conclusion as staff:

A road of this type with its speed and volume of traffic, in this climate, is not an appropriate application for a permeable brick paver pavement system.

Next Steps: Staff will make a presentation at the September 10, Committee of the Whole meeting.  City Council will discuss and ultimately decide whether or not to staff’s recommendation to reconstruct the road, and to enter into a contract with a design engineer to design the project and prepare bid documents for 2019 construction.  The entire length of the road would be completed in 2019.  Staff anticipates far less time and disruption than occurred during the 2007-2009 construction of the permeable paver roadway.

This page will be used to provide updates on the future of Warrenville Road, including decisions made by City Council and any design or construction projects resulting from those decisions.

Displacement of chips from bricks to curb and parkway.

Ruts visible in wheel paths at Curtis Avenue.

Puddles in ruts at end of storm, near St. Irene's.

Puddles in ruts with limestone slurry, near Behrs Circle.

Ruts visible in wheel paths at Mignin Drive.

Puddles in ruts at end of storm, near Mignin Drive.