Engineering


Certified engineers provide Road Construction and Engineering on staff who oversee and coordinate with consulting engineers as needed. Staff interacts with the public, property owners, public/private organizations, developers, contractors, and other Village departments to accomplish goals and achieve positive outcomes. These can include but are not limited to new developments and subdivisions, capital improvement projects, roadway construction and maintenance, stormwater management, surveying, plan review, inspection, code enforcement, infrastructure planning, project design, and project management.  

Road Construction and Engineering staff are responsible for the long-term planning, design, and construction of capital projects including the annual road program, water main projects, storm drainage projects, and various other projects.  Staff also provides support for other Village departments including Police with accident investigations and traffic operations analysis, and Finance with asset reporting.

It is the mission of the Road Construction and Engineering staff to achieve Village goals through sound engineering practice while providing a high level of customer service to everyone.

Janine Farrell
Community Development Director
(630) 654-8181 ext. 6100
jfarrell@burr-ridge.gov
Jim Miedema
Project Engineer
(630) 654-8181 ext. 6010
jmiedema@burr-ridge.gov

Road Construction

Road Program Questions?
Contact Project Engineer James Miedema, P.E., at (630) 323-8181, Ext 6010, jmiedema@burr-ridge.gov.
Impact to Residents
Please be alert to all signs, barricades, cones, and flaggers, and expect occasional delays or brief road closures while construction workers are present.  Roads and driveways will remain open and accessible to local traffic throughout construction.  Prior to the placement of the new asphalt, a thin layer of oil will be sprayed on the streets to help bind the new asphalt with the old roadbed. This oil can adhere briefly to tires and track onto your driveway.  When “Fresh Oil” signs are erected, please drive slowly and avoid excessive trips in and out of your driveway.

Storm Water

Stormwater Ordinance & Management Plan
Stormwater Runoff & Pollution Reduction

As stormwater flows over driveways, lawns, and sidewalks, it picks up debris, chemicals, dirt, and other pollutants. Stormwater can flow into a storm sewer system or directly to a lake, stream, river, wetland, or coastal water. Anything that enters a storm sewer system is discharged untreated into the water bodies we use for swimming, fishing, and providing drinking water. Polluted runoff is the nation’s greatest threat to clean water.

By practicing healthy household habits, homeowners can keep common pollutants like pesticides, pet waste, grass clippings, and automotive fluids off the ground and out of stormwater. Adopt these healthy household habits and help protect lakes, streams, rivers, wetlands, and coastal waters. Remember to share the habits with your neighbors!

Healthy Household Habits for Clean Water
Vehicle & Garage
Use a commercial car wash or wash your car on a lawn or other unpaved surface to minimize the amount of dirty, soapy water flowing into the storm drain and eventually into your local waterbody.

Check your car, boat, motorcycle, and other machinery and equipment for leaks and spills. Make repairs as soon as possible. Clean up spilled fluids with an absorbent material like kitty litter or sand, and don't rinse the spills into a nearby storm drain. Remember to dispose of the material properly.

Recycle used oil and other automotive fluids at participating service stations. Don't dump these chemicals down the storm drain or dispose of them in your trash.

Lawn & Garden
Use pesticides and fertilizers sparingly. When use is necessary, use these chemicals in the recommended amounts. Avoid application if the forecast calls for rain; otherwise, the rain will wash the chemicals into your local stream.

When choosing plants, select native plants and grasses that are drought- and pest-resistant. Native plants require less water, fertilizer, and pesticides.

Sweep up yard debris rather than hosing down areas. Compost or recycle yard waste when possible.
Don't overwater your lawn. Water during the cool times of the day, and don't let the water runoff into the storm drain.

Cover piles of dirt and mulch being used in landscaping projects to prevent these pollutants from blowing or washing off your yard and into local water bodies. Vegetate bare spots in your yard to prevent soil erosion.

Home Repair & Improvement
Before beginning an outdoor project, locate the nearest storm drains and protect them from debris and other materials.
Sweep up and properly dispose of construction debris such as concrete and mortar.

Use hazardous substances like paints, solvents, and cleaners in the smallest amounts possible, and follow the directions on the label. Clean up spills immediately, and dispose of the waste safely. Store substances properly to avoid leaks and spills.

Purchase and use nontoxic, biodegradable, recycled, and recyclable products.

Clean paint brushes in a sink, not outdoors. Filter and reuse paint thinner when using oil-based paints. Properly dispose of excess paints through a household hazardous waste collection program, or donate unused paint to local organizations.

Reduce paved area and increase the amount of vegetated area in your yard. Use native plants in your landscaping to reduce the need for watering during dry periods. Consider directing downspouts away from paved surfaces onto lawns and other measures to increase infiltration and reduce polluted runoff.
 
For other helpful tips to protect stormwater in your yard and community, please see these brochures listed below:

  1. DuPage County Stormwater Publications -  click here for the brochure
  2. Lower Des Plaines Watershed Group - click here for the brochure
 To report a waterway issue in our community, please call Public Works or submit a citizen's request.
Village NPDES ILR40 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Documentation
Notice of Intent
Annual Reports

Village Details

Village Benchmarks