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    On June 6, 2016, the Village Board approved the Amendments to the Village's Comprehensive Plan. To view the Village's amended 2016 Comprehensive Plan, please click the link below

    Comprehensive Plan



    Click here to download the full packet for both projects.

    Click here to upload the completed response.





     DUE DATE/ TIME: MAY 22, 2016 / 5:00 PM LOCAL TIME


    Date Published April 29, 2016
    Deadline Date for Inquiries May 11, 2016
    Deadline Date for Submittals May 22, 2016
    Anticipated Date for Consultant Selection June 2, 2016
    Anticipated Date for Award of Contract June 20, 2016





     DUE DATE/ TIME: MAY 22, 2016 / 5:00 PM LOCAL TIME


    Date Published April 29, 2016
    Deadline Date for Inquiries       May 11, 2016
    Deadline Date for Submittals  May 22, 2016
    Anticipated Date for Consultant Selection   June 2, 2016
    Anticipated Date for Award of Contract   June 20, 2016




    The Village uses several methods to extend the life of asphalt pavement in order to avoid expensive and disruptive roadway reconstruction projects. A neglected pavement may need to be replaced in 10-15 years, but a properly maintained pavement might last 30-40 years. This results in a great savings to the residents of Carol Stream.




    Due to a few years of shifting ground and thermal stresses, larger cracks in the pavement will eventually develop. At this point these larger cracks need to be filled with a flexible asphalt "crackfill" material. We use an asphalt liquid reinforced with polyethylene fibers. Although somewhat unsightly, this procedure prevents water from entering the pavement structure and creating larger cracks and potholes. Click here for a map of the streets which will have crackfilliing performed.

    Roadway Management System

    Engineering staff regularly inspects the pavement condition and enters the data into a computerized "roadway management system". This system documents the existing conditions, and helps predict future conditions based on past history. The reports generated by this system are used as tools to create the asphalt pavement maintenance portion of the capital improvements program.


    New asphalt pavements are sealed with an "asphalt rejuvenator". This product softens the asphalt, fills in small micro cracks, protects the pavement from oxidation (graying) due to sunlight exposure, and prevents water form entering the pavement structure. The expansion and contraction of water due to freeze/thaw cycles can quickly destroy a pavement. Sand is used for skid resistance.

    Restorative Seal

    The asphalt rejuvenator and crackfill procedures can usually be done twice on a pavement before a "restorative sealer" is used. This procedure covers the existing crackfill, fills in small cracks and pits, and again seals the pavement from water infiltration. Sand is also used to help restore a smooth surface. Restorative seal takes a little longer to cure than the rejuvenator because it is thicker and applied heavier. Click here for a map for which rejuvenator spray will be applied.


    After the pavement surface is no longer serviceable, the asphalt is ground off and replaced as part of the "street resurfacing" or "structural overlay" programs. The structural overlay is a thicker overlay for industrial and heavily traveled roadways; it may also involve use of a pavement reinforcement to further strengthen the asphalt. At this point deteriorated curbs and sidewalks are also replaced if they meet our criteria.


    It is only after the entire pavement structure, surface and base, are no longer serviceable that the roadway will need to be reconstructed. Only then will all of the asphalt be removed and new layers of asphalt base and surface be constructed. When the new asphalt surface is placed the entire cycle of rejuvenator, crackfilling, and restorative seal procedures can be repeated. Concrete curb and sidewalk may also need to be replaced if it is in poor condition.

    Active Village Projects

    Flexible Pavement Phase II 2016

    Flexible Pavement Project 2016

    Proposed West Branch of DuPage River/Fair Oaks Road Multi-use Trail Project


    The Heart of the Community

    History of the Volunteer Program Development

    The Carol Stream Police Department began its volunteer program in 1997. The program was initiated as a means of integrating the community policing philosophy in the department. Sgt. Pat Quinn (ret.) of the Community Problem Oriented Policing (CPOP) Unit was sent to Tempe, AZ to gather information on the town's community policing model, as they were one of the pioneers in community policing at the time.

    Click here to read the full story.

    Since its inception, the Village’s population and staffing levels have grown significantly. A consultant analyzed our space based on staffing and community size and found our building was too small to meet our current and future needs. In addition to inadequate office work space, meeting room and storage space do not meet current Village needs and fall significantly short of industry standards for combined administration and police municipal facilities. The Village reviewed various options including construction of a new Village Hall and Police Station.

    The Village has completed a partial demolition, and is working on an expansion and full renovation of the Municipal Center. The project is estimated to cost $19 million (including the transition to temporary facilities) and will be paid entirely from reserves. The Village Board approved a contract with Williams Architects to design the renovation of the Gregory J. Bielawski Municipal Center.  The 14,300 sq. ft. of additional program space would accommodate additional authorized staff and increase built out space in the lower level for future expansion needs over the next couple of decades. The design development phase of the project is complete with actual construction to last through late 2018. During construction, Village operations have moved to the temporary facility at 505 E North Ave.

    The 500 North Gary Ave address is closed for all business until the new Municipal Center opens in late 2018. Village meetings such as Board, Red Light, Plan Commission, Administrative Tow Hearings, and other meetings as needed are now held at Fire Station 28 (365 N. Kuhn Rd.)

    The Village will continue to use 500 N. Gary Ave. as our mailing address during construction. A Drop Box for water bill payments was installed in the Ross Ferraro Town Center parking lot located at the southwest corner of Gary Avenue and Lies Rd. The 500 N Gary Ave. payment drop box closed on May 4th and should reopen in December 2018. The US Postal Service mailbox has been removed and will return in December 2018. The Village has also moved its Prescription Drop Box to the temporary facility where it will be available year round. 

    The transition to temporary facilities can be reviewed through this Story Map

    To review detailed site plans or the tentative renovation schedule view the links below.    

    Daily Herald Village Hall Renovation Article

    Village Renovation Concepts

    Project Contacts

    Green Renovation




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