The Village of Morton’s Street Department consists of six employees under the direction of the Superintendent of Streets. The current Street Superintendent is Mike Ingold who has 25 years of experience with the Village of Morton.
The Street Department is responsible for maintaining the streets, cul-de-sacs and alleys located within the Village of Morton and all facilities and appurtenances associated with the street system such as signs, street lights, traffic signals, storm inlets, sump pump collector lines, curb and gutter, bridges, sidewalks, etc.
Some Village of Morton Street Department Facility Facts:
- Over 90 centerline miles of streets within the Village of Morton.
Village of Morton Street Department Maintenance Programs:
- Street Overlay Program (Typical overlay = 4% annually, 25 year street life)
- Street Crack Filling Program
- Bridge Inspections (IDOT mandated semi-annual inspections)
- Storm Structure Inspection and Rehabilitation (Inspection, replacement or rebuilding, documentation of storm manholes, inlets and other storm structures)
Bridge crossing Flume at Birchwood / Lee
- Street Sign Inventory (Documentation of two inspections per year)
- Street Sign Replacement (Average life = 15 years; Replace 250 signs per year)
- Street Painting/Striping (Includes bike paths, intersections and parking)
New Bike path stripping on W. Jefferson (2011)
- Maintain 5 Village-owned parking lots
- ADA Standards for Sidewalks, Driveways and Crosswalks (Increased ADA mandates on public safety for handicapped)
- Repair of Damaged Street Opening from Utility Construction (Includes repairs of, street surfaces, sidewalks, curb and gutters)
- Street Sweeping (EPA Phase II Storm water Regulations; Increased street sweeping and documentation, Sweepings now have to be disposed of in a landfill)
The Street Department sweeps over 250 lane miles of Village streets. During the year (April thru November) the sweeper is operated over 700 hours with the fall leaf pickup being the largest effort.
Over 400 tons (800,000 pounds) of sweepings are picked up in normal year and hauled to the landfill.
- Mowing of road ditches, creeks and waterways, detention ponds and other Village right-of-ways