Schaumburg’s Village Board voted unanimously to approve a $224 million multi-year Capital Improvement Plan, including $58 million for the fiscal year that begins May 1st.
The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) establishes priorities and funding for the village’s improvement projects. The CIP is updated annually and represents the village’s commitment to sustaining its roadways, infrastructure and community facilities in an appropriate state of repair.
The plan’s five areas of focus include revitalizing streets; maintaining and improving utility infrastructure, investing in the North Schaumburg TIF; rehabilitating public facilities; and improving mobility and pedestrian safety.
“General maintenance and improvements to the village’s infrastructure is one of the many ways in which we are able to provide such a high quality of life to those who live and enjoy our community,” said Village President Al Larson. “It’s important that we plan ahead, seek grant funding opportunities, and prioritize projects so that we can efficiently complete improvements that will continue to benefit Schaumburg.”
For the third consecutive year, the CIP proposes that $6 million continue to be spent on the local street repair program and $2 million dedicated to local street reconstruction. The list of streets included in the 2019 street improvement program is available on the village’s website.
Significant road projects for the upcoming fiscal year include the continued reconstruction of Plum Grove Road from Wiley Road to Higgins Road, which began in 2018, as well as reconstruction of State and National Parkway from Plum Grove Road to Golf Road, Woodfield Road from Meacham Road to East Frontage Road, and Walnut Lane from Weathersfield Way to Schaumburg Road.
The village’s second roundabout will be constructed at the intersection of Plum Grove Road and State Parkway as part of the Plum Grove Road reconstruction project. Design is also continuing on the reconstruction of National Parkway from Woodfield Road to Golf Road with a roundabout planned at the intersection of National Parkway and American Lane in 2021.
Other priorities of the CIP include completion of Progress Parkway, the new roadway on the former Motorola Solutions campus that connects Algonquin Road to Meacham Road; and intersection enhancements to improve capacity at Meacham and Algonquin roads for anticipated future development in that area.
The plan also provides for a number of pedestrian safety initiatives such as pedestrian signal improvements and enhanced crosswalks at various locations throughout the village. Pedestrian signal improvements and a left turn lane for westbound traffic are planned on Schaumburg Road at the entrance to the Spring Valley Nature Center. With financial contributions from Cook County, the Schaumburg Park District, and the Village of Schaumburg, pedestrian countdown signals and push buttons will be installed along with additional crosswalks and accessible ramps compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Other new projects for FY 2019/20 include the annual water main replacement program to replace aging water mains and mains with a significant history of breaks.
The village will also continue efforts to replace trees that were affected by the devastating Emerald Ash Borer. Approximately 200 of the 500 remaining Ash trees in poor condition will be removed and an additional 1,200 trees will be planted through the village’s reforestation program.
Building maintenance projects will include a renovation of the village’s Barn and Teen Center. The kitchen will be updated to provide a more efficient area to accommodate the senior lunch program. A renovation is also planned for the Teen Center located in the lower level of the Barn in order to create a more productive space and provide more modern amenities for Schaumburg teens.
Renovations will also occur at the village’s Police Department in the evidence processing and storage area to improve ventilation in this portion of the building and create efficiencies to allow staff to process and retain evidence in accordance with State and Federal laws.
For more information and to view the complete Capital Improvement Plan that was approved by Schaumburg’s Village Board, please visit the village’s website at http://bit.ly/2j8difo.