Summit Dr....most unfilled potholes o...

Summit Dr....most unfilled potholes of any city street

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Sue

Homer Glen, IL

#1 Jul 20, 2014
Driving through Summit Dr. from Division St. To 8th St. there must be 50 unfilled big and growing potholes.
Read St was bad a few years back, but this has to be the worst stretch of unfilled potholes in recent memory.
Is the city broke, inept, or doesn't care?
Boom

Lockport, IL

#2 Jul 20, 2014
call the mayor's office, city council or public works better yet call all three.
One problem

Woodridge, IL

#3 Jul 20, 2014
Boom wrote:
call the mayor's office, city council or public works better yet call all three.
That would only do any good if their were hard-working, accountable, and dedicated people on the other end of the line. Lockport doesn't allow those types to work here.
Progress

Lockport, IL

#4 Jul 20, 2014
One problem wrote:
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That would only do any good if their were hard-working, accountable, and dedicated people on the other end of the line. Lockport doesn't allow those types to work here.
Careful, the Mayor and his people troll this site under various aliases defending themselves. Like "Hardliner", etc. Roads, sorry our leader is too busy playing dress up and rocking out to the summer of Steam Punk. Seriously, http://summerartseries.com/mayors-invitation/ There he is, getting ready to rock it out in full costume. Don't stress over crumbling roads and the fact that we have gained only 1 fast food place in 1&1/2 years of his leadership, we got art! My point is, the art fetish is OK, but not before you get your feet wet and get something accomplished. He and his people will jump on this soon enough. The facts are the facts, you have a group of "leaders" that can't pay developers to come to this city nor can they get the funds to fix the roads adequately while our neighbors i.e. New Lenox, Homer etc. thrive.
Bob Thomas

Homer Glen, IL

#5 Jul 20, 2014
Residential streets that bear traffic like main thoroughfares. Walmart and post office placed in locations that invite crazy cut through traffic. Even Putnam drive is coming apart and it gets no traffic but garbage trucks once a week. Combination of no traffic design foresight and hillbilly construction companies from Will County. I bought a four wheel drive when I moved here from civilization. Why do you think everyone has mountain bikes now and very few racing bikes?
Great call

Woodridge, IL

#7 Jul 20, 2014
Bob Thomas wrote:
no traffic design foresight and hillbilly construction companies from Will County.
I agree wholeheartedly. Lockports city engineer couldn't "engineer" herself out of wet paper bag. Oh, she's licensed PE? I've worked with a lot of those tyes, and many of them were totally clueless morons. I suspect Lockport's "engineer" is even worse because she actually took the job in Lockport. Anyone who had any real ability would have had many more lucrative offers. She was probably a firemans relative. This town is so inbred.

As for the construction companies, I think you need to replace "hillbilly" with "mob." But that's pretty much any construction firm.
Summit is rough

Homer Glen, IL

#8 Jul 20, 2014
Since I live on the street I see just how bad it is every day. One of my vehicles needs a complete suspension and I sometimes wonder if I should even bother as the street is going to tear it up again. The cold patch here and there hasn't helped at all. And I really wonder why it's such a problem when I pay 5,400+ in taxes every year along with my neighbors. BTW, summit and maple still floods. Last summer's nightmare road work was supposed to alleviate the flooding issues there and places along read. Given the geyser in the middle of the street I saw several times (along with several days without water) I had a feeling the issue would not be resolved. I'm guessing this street will need to look like gravel before repair is considered but gravel might actually be an improvement at this point.
Boom

Lockport, IL

#9 Jul 21, 2014
where's that 1% sales tax for streets going?
ABC

Lemont, IL

#10 Jul 21, 2014
Boom wrote:
where's that 1% sales tax for streets going?
Probably into the 48 million dollar capital improvement plan they just passed.
http://cityoflockport.net/276/Capital-Improve...
Lockport

Lockport, IL

#11 Jul 21, 2014
ABC wrote:
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Probably into the 48 million dollar capital improvement plan they just passed.
http://cityoflockport.net/276/Capital-Improve...
Exactly. I looked up my street. It's being done in 2016. Do I want it done today? You bet I do. Will I wait? I don't have any choice.Here's what I like about the Capital Improvement Plan. It tells all of us when a project will be done. It also tells us how everything will be paid. I'm pretty darn sure that if the city council had $48 million right now they would spend it on all of the projects listed in the document. Even if they did it would be a hard task to get all the streets done right now. How could they possibly tear up all of the streets listed over the next six months without basically shutting down the town?

I suggest that everyone read the document.
Haha

Clarendon Hills, IL

#12 Jul 21, 2014
Lockport wrote:
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I'm pretty darn sure that if the city council had $48 million right now they would spend it on all of the projects listed in the document.
What a laugh. I'm not just pretty sure, I am CERTAIN that if the city council had $48 million they would all be tripping over one another to find a way to siphon that money straight into their pockets. The streets would still be as messed up as ever.
Haha

Clarendon Hills, IL

#13 Jul 21, 2014
Summit is rough wrote:
And I really wonder why it's such a problem when I pay 5,400+ in taxes every year along with my neighbors. BTW, summit and maple still floods. Last summer's nightmare road work was supposed to alleviate the flooding issues there and places along read. Given the geyser in the middle of the street I saw several times (along with several days without water) I had a feeling the issue would not be resolved. I'm guessing this street will need to look like gravel before repair is considered but gravel might actually be an improvement at this point.
Chalk it all up to good old Joe who has infinite experience in how a city works, on top of his intimate knowledge of Lockport's water system. Has this joker had any education beyond LTHS? It's no wonder Lockport's infrastructure makes Detroit look like a utopia. Can we please get this incompetent fool fired and replaced by someone who knows how to get things done?
Amazed

Lockport, IL

#14 Jul 21, 2014
Yet, notice how the streets all around St. Dennis are nice and paved with no pot holes? WHY is it that the establishment that pays NO TAXES AT ALL into our coffers, but yet regularly puts much wear and tear on our streets, have the nicest streets in town??
Bob Thomas

Delavan, WI

#15 Jul 22, 2014
This will go over like a lead balloon. Cut off those cut through streets after they are repaved(hopefully by some competent company for a change) The design and placement of our limited shopping district invites crazy cut through traffic. The other option is don't fix them at all so no one will cut through and the main roads will be used. I can't imagine trying to sell a home on Summit. Eventually someone will get squashed out there and then the case to limit traffic on residential streets might get a ear.
Summit is rough

Homer Glen, IL

#16 Jul 22, 2014
We call it summit Dr Speedway. We're to the point where we make wagers of who will lose parts when they come flying down the road and hit a bad hole they don't notice. I've witnessed a couple cars come down the street at over 90 mph or so. Late at night and blowing all the stops, naturally can't tell make, model or plate cause they're going to damn fast. That's only been like twice in about 5 years but if someone were out walking late they'd be done. I've raced cars for 15 years and I can honestly say these cars were doing every bit of 100. People are idiots, we've got a nice track about 10 miles away where there's no worry about anything walking in front of you plus you'll get a time slip.
Tif

Homer Glen, IL

#18 Jul 23, 2014
Will Summit Dr 50 unfilled potholes be Mayor Streits akin to Mayor Bilandic's blizzard fiasco hurting him on election day?
Could someone bring it up at a council meeting?
Ready

Homer Glen, IL

#19 Jul 23, 2014
Progress wrote:
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Careful, the Mayor and his people troll this site under various aliases defending themselves. Like "Hardliner", etc. Roads, sorry our leader is too busy playing dress up and rocking out to the summer of Steam Punk. Seriously, http://summerartseries.com/mayors-invitation/ There he is, getting ready to rock it out in full costume. Don't stress over crumbling roads and the fact that we have gained only 1 fast food place in 1&1/2 years of his leadership, we got art! My point is, the art fetish is OK, but not before you get your feet wet and get something accomplished. He and his people will jump on this soon enough. The facts are the facts, you have a group of "leaders" that can't pay developers to come to this city nor can they get the funds to fix the roads adequately while our neighbors i.e. New Lenox, Homer etc. thrive.
Just remember there was a ton of work to be done when the mayor came in. There is no way the city can fix everything in 1 1/2 years. The mayor has made improvements in how things are handled by the city and progress takes time.
lockporter

Chicago, IL

#20 Jul 23, 2014
Haha wrote:
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Chalk it all up to good old Joe who has infinite experience in how a city works, on top of his intimate knowledge of Lockport's water system. Has this joker had any education beyond LTHS? It's no wonder Lockport's infrastructure makes Detroit look like a utopia. Can we please get this incompetent fool fired and replaced by someone who knows how to get things done?
Please no jokes about Detroit. Water cut-offs? UN resolutions? How can we allow such conditions to exist in America to our fellow Americans? Read an American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff; it will make you cry.
Bob Thomas

Homer Glen, IL

#21 Jul 24, 2014
Ready wrote:
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Just remember there was a ton of work to be done when the mayor came in. There is no way the city can fix everything in 1 1/2 years. The mayor has made improvements in how things are handled by the city and progress takes time.
No way someone can be blamed for Summit drive unless you go back to the group that placed business at points where cut through traffic was invited in residential areas. We can fix Summit every two years or you can take action to limit the cut through traffic. One out of ten at best actually live in Kelvin Grove that travel Summit. Now we will here the same refrain "they bought those home, they knew what they were in for". Sorry some were there prior to the traffic increase and that traffic drives down home value on Summit which effects all home owners values in town.
Lockport

Lockport, IL

#22 Jul 24, 2014
Bob Thomas wrote:
<quoted text>No way someone can be blamed for Summit drive unless you go back to the group that placed business at points where cut through traffic was invited in residential areas. We can fix Summit every two years or you can take action to limit the cut through traffic. One out of ten at best actually live in Kelvin Grove that travel Summit. Now we will here the same refrain "they bought those home, they knew what they were in for". Sorry some were there prior to the traffic increase and that traffic drives down home value on Summit which effects all home owners values in town.
Come on. If you are going to attempt to make an argument at least make a good one. The condition of Summit is due to the fact that the base was laid down in the 1950's. At that time storm sewers weren't even required. Storm sewers and curbs were laid down many years later. The road just needs to be completely replaced. What has always been done in the past is band-aid stuff. That's why the road is in the condition that it is in.

The condition of the road has nothing to do with "the group who placed business at points where cut through traffic invited into residential areas". Show me a town anywhere in the world that doesn't have at least one through street to the business sector.

The whole "home values" argument has been and will always be BS. Home values being decreased because a "cut through" street? Come on, there isn't any truth to that statement at all.

I actually read the Capital Improvement Plan. If I recall, Summit is scheduled for a full reconstruction in 2015. Not soon enough you say because this group of elected officials are fools? Well, at least those elected fools have for the first time told all of us in town when something is going to be done. That hasn't happened at any time during the past 60 years.

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