Montgomery Village Council took another step this week to position the village to receive federal highway funds to resurface Concord Drive on the west side of the village next year.
Board members voted 5-0 on Monday, May 23 to approve a professional services agreement with Engineering Enterprise, Inc. of Sugar Grove (EEI) at a cost of $70,022 to prepare engineering plans to resurface the the road between Galena Road and Gordon Road.
The village is seeking up to $750,000 in Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds allocated through the Kane Kendall Council of Mayors to help pay for the project.
Village staff are hoping the Council of Mayors will approve the village’s request for funding so they can solicit bids from contractors for the project next April.
In a memo to council, Mark Wolf, the village’s director of public works, noted that the village must now award a contract for the engineering work in order to meet the next April tender date.
Wolf said “preliminary engineering and design costs are entirely the responsibility of the village.”
He added that the target date of April for receiving bids from contractors would allow construction to take place after the end of the 2022-2023 school year.
Wolf said village officials will have a good idea of whether the Council of Mayors will award STP funds for the project in July, following a meeting of the agency’s transportation committee.