Carpentersville road buckling from cold
By Erin Sauder For Sun-Times Media January 29, 2014 4:22PM
Updated: March 3, 2014 4:22PM
CARPENTERSVILE — The extreme drop in temperatures is wreaking havoc on area streets and Miller Road here is no exception.
Village Engineer Kevin Gray said there are several locations on Miller Road between Randall and Huntley roads where buckling has occurred.
Signage has been posted on the road alerting drivers of bumps.
“Eventually it will settle back down once we get above freezing,” Gray said. “What we’ll probably do [when it gets warmer] is a project to cut out the areas that heaved and patch them with asphalt. But a more permanent fix still needs to be done.”
The issue stems from snow infiltrating cracks in the asphalt road surface and expanding when it freezes, causing the roads to buckle.
Gray said other village streets are also experiencing some slight heaving.
“Even last year the same thing happened but not as bad because this is a pretty severe winter as far as temperatures go,” he said.
He said Carpentersville shares road plights such as this with many other area municipalities.
“A lot are seeing it,” he said.