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Neighbors of Kane County

Batavia plans crackfilling program to maintain streets

Jul 05, 2016 11:58AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

The City of Batavia's annual Street Maintenance Improvement Program consists of three major categories: preventive maintenance (crackfilling), street resurfacing, and street reconstruction.

Each year, the city evaluates its streets and selects cost-effective maintenance treatments to enhance and extend the useful life of the pavement. When a pavement is relatively in better condition, crackfill is applied to extend the life of the pavement and reduce spot repairs such as potholes. The crackfill program is a very cost-effective program that helps maintain and extend the life of the city’s streets. This is performed each year on a number of city streets to prevent water from entering the pavement and reduce the spread of cracking.

The program includes cleaning and sealing cracks, voids or joints in the street that are two inches (2") in width or less with a fiber-reinforced asphalt cement product.

Crackfilling is a mobile operation that results in minimal disturbance to residences, businesses and motorists; however, lane closures may be required when the contractor is working along major thoroughfares. The roadways will remain open to at least one lane of traffic in each direction at all times and any lane closures will occur between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to minimize the impact during peak travel times. Parking may be restricted for short periods of time when the contractor is working along local streets.

Location maps for the crackfilling work and project updates will be posted on the city’s webpage at For further information on this project please contact Timothy Grimm in the Engineering Department at or 630-454-2756.