The Engineering Division of the Community Development Department is responsible for maintaining a high quality of life in Crystal Lake by ensuring that the City’s infrastructure is serving the public’s needs. Engineering works with residents and developers to provide technical guidance related to City standards for traffic and drainage in order to ensure that these systems are planned and constructed properly. Engineering accomplishes this by reviewing proposed developments to ensure they provide adequate means of handling stormwater runoff and traffic, designing improvements to existing facilities, and helping maintain our existing infrastructure so that these facilities continue to serve the public into the future.
Specific projects that Engineering oversees include:
• Review of proposed developments in the City
• Review of permit applications to ensure they meet City engineering standards
• Inspection of the public infrastructure that is associated with developments
• Coordinating and overseeing the annual infrastructure programs
• Administering the City’s stormwater management ordinance
• Overseeing the design of intersection and roadway improvements and expansions
A copy of Bid Packages or Requests for Qualifications and Proposals are available on the Bid Sync website, or may be acquired at the City of Crystal Lake Municipal Complex at 100 West Woodstock Street in Crystal Lake. Contact Engineering at (815) 356-3605 for more information.
The following bids were recently awarded:
- 2016 Thermoplastic Pavement Marking Program: Bids opened March 7, 2016, not awarded: (Bid Tab)
- 2016 Manhole Frames and Lids Purchase: Bids opened March 7, 2016, awarded April 5, 2016: (Bid Tab)
- 2016 Sidewalk and Curb/Pedestrian Ramp (ADA) Installation: Bids opened February 19, 2016, awarded April 5, 2016: (Bid Tab)
- 2016 Street Resurfacing Program: Bids opened February 9, 2016, awarded April 5, 2016: (Bid Tab)
- 2015 Pavement Crack Sealing Program: Bids opened September 4, 2015, awarded September 15, 2015: (Bid Tab)
If you are a public utility, and would like to apply for a permit to conduct work in the City’s right-of-way, please use the City’s ROWay online permit system. You can access the ROWay permit system at http://crystallake.il.roway.net/.
Street Light Outages
Residential Street Light Outage - If you notice a street light that has burnt out or is not functioning in a residential neighborhood, please notify ComEd of the outage by clicking on this link and entering in the requested information - https://secure.comed.com/MyAccount/MyService/Pages/RequestStreetLightMaintenance.aspx
Non-Residential Street Light Outage - If you notice a street light that has burnt out or is not functioning in a non-residential neighborhood, such as in a shopping center or along a main line roadway, please call Engineering at (815) 356-3605 with the following information:
• Location of Pole, including street address
• Type of material of the pole (wood, concrete, metal, etc.)
• Description of how the light is acting (is it blinking, completely burned out, etc.)
• The length of time the light has been malfunctioning, if known.