College Streets Improvement Project

General Information

Project Location(s):Iowa Avenue - Stone to Vermont
Michigan Avenue - Stone to Vermont
Vermont Street - Wisconsin to Harvard
Project Status:Design
Bid Opening Date:TBD
Construction Start Date:TBD
Construction Completion Date:TBD
Construction Engineer:TBD
Design Engineer:Robinson Engineering, Ltd.
Awarded Contract Amount:TBD
Adjusted Final Contract Amount:TBD
Funding Source(s):Street Referendum, Street Improvement; GO Bonds; IEPA Loan; Water Supply; Wastewater


To improve water system capacity and reliability by replacing the existing water main. To improve the condition of the roadway by means of various pavement rehabilitation methods.


This project consists of the replacement of existing 4" and 6" water mains on North Iowa Avenue from Stone to Vermont, on North Michigan Avenue from Stone to Vermont, and on West Vermont Street from Wisconsin to Harvard. The project will also include pavement improvements on Iowa and on a portion of Michigan Avenue.


The existing water mains have a high incidence of water main breaks, and the existing 4" mains also have insufficient capacity. The Illinois EPA Public Water Supply Loan Program (PWSLP) is expected to provide loan funding for the water main improvements. This project is to be partially funded by voter approved bond proceeds.

Bidding Documents

Related Documents

  1. Project Updates
  2. Archived Updates
Posted DateDescription
October 7, 2022The Michigan and Vermont Improvement Project comprises a smaller portion of the larger College Streets Project. The project is expected to go to construction in spring of 2023.
March 4, 2022An engineering agreement for the design of the first CDBG funded project, the Michigan and Vermont Improvement Project, has been approved. Field work for that effort is currently underway.
February 25, 2022Staff has summited a proposal for the engineering design of the first CDBG funded project, the Michigan and Vermont Improvement Project, for consideration at the February 28, 2022 Village Board meeting.
February 18, 2022Staff expects to submit a proposal for the engineering design of the first CDBG funded project for consideration at an upcoming Village Board meeting.
January 14, 2022Staff has submitted two applications for CDBG grant funding for portions of the project in an effort to secure external grant funding and advance those portions of the project. Staff has received notice that DuPage County has recommended the award of CDBG grant funding for the construction of those two portions.
January 7, 2022Staff is working to complete the effort of separating Wisconsin from the rest of the project for the 2022 construction season.  Also in effort to advance portions of the project, staff submitted two CDBG funding applications for portions of the project.