Did you know that 52% of all roads in Illinois, approximately 72,000 miles, are under Township maintenance? (This information is from Illinois Department of Transportation.) The Highway Department of Bloomingdale Township is working to keep our roads clear and safe in all unincorporated areas of the Township.
Our Highway Department maintains these roads for all to travel. The Highway Department removes snow and ice from the roads, cut grass along the right-of-ways in front of vacant property, maintain the drainage ditches, and maintain the road surface.
Our 102 lane miles of roads are similar to a good-sized town but much more spread out. To the east, Route 53. To the west, County Farm Road. To the north, Elgin O’Hare Expressway. To the south, St. Charles Road.
We work closely with DuPage County and villages within the Township to secure the best possible price for bulk road salt. We also work with the County and eight other townships to provide mutual aid assistance in times of special need (e.g. storm and flood recovery). For municipal residents, 50% of the road and bridge taxes levied by the Township are paid directly to your respective municipalities (Addison, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Hanover Park, Itasca, Lombard and Roselle) for their use on their local road maintenance.
The Highway Department also maintains and installs traffic control and street signs, and helps protect the wetlands. All this is accomplished with eight men in the field and an Office Administrator that can answer questions or help with any problems.
If you have any questions or concerns give us a call us at 630-529-5221.