The Village is preparing to address street and ditch issues in the near future. We will be doing edge cutting and ditch shaping. The edge cutting will allow water to drain off the roads and into the ditches properly which will reduce road and shoulder issues. The ditch shaping work will allow the water to flow through the ditches and culverts out to the water detention basins which will prevent standing water in ditches.
Our plans are to address the following areas first:
- South Lincoln
- South Gadwall
- Mallard Drive (Cul-de-sac)
- Indian Hills Neighborhood
The ditch work will require the removal of sod/dirt build up in the ditches that prevents water from flowing. In the case that we have to remove sod from the ditch we will reseed and lay straw over the top.
In addition, we will be seal coating roads in the Village including Main Street and other locations as necessary in the coming months. Other planned improvements and repairs will be in the monthly newsletter.
We ask that you please be cautious of the Village employees by reducing your speed and moving over when workers are present.
We have been understaffed but hope our new hires will help catch up on the work that needs to be completed. If you would know of anyone 18 years or older that is interested in working PT in the village have them, contact me.
If you have questions or concerns, please call Brian Warfel at 309-261-0183.
Village of Downs, Streets Dept