Coral Township

6550 Olson Road, , Union, Illinois 60180
815-923-2430 | | 815-923-4935

Highway Department

CORAL TOWNSHIP HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT FACTS

  •  IN 1990 WE HAD 42.03 MILES OF ROAD. CURRENTLY WE HAVE 64.83 MILES, THE 3RD MOST MILES IN MCHENRY COUNTY.
  •  IN 1990 OUR BUDGET FOR ROAD USE WAS $105,00.00, IN 2016 OUR BUDGET FOR ROAD USE WAS

$238,000.00. THAT IS AN INCREASE OF $133,000.00 IN 16 YEARS OR AN INCREASE OF $8,300.00 A YEAR.

IN 1990 THAT FIGURED OUT TO $2500.00 PER MILE, IN 2016 THAT FIGURED OUT TO $3,671.00 PER MILE.

 PAVING COSTS

  • IN 1990 IT COST $30,000.00 TO PAVE ONE MILE OF ROAD, IN 2017 IT WILL COST $80,000.00 PER MILE.

THAT IS AN INCREASE OF$50,000.00 TO PAVE ONE MILE OF ROAD.

 OTHER COSTS

  • IN 1990 SALT COST $19.00 PER TON, IN 2007 IT COST $41.00 PER TON.

IN 1990 WE USED APPROX. 400 TONS OF SALT. IN 2016 WE HAVE USED APPROX. 73.83 TONS.

  • WE HAVE 523 SIGNS IN OUR SYSTEM THAT NEED TO BE REPLACED EVERY SEVEN YEARS PER IDOT

SPECS. ESTIMATED COST FOR SIGNS NOT INCLUDING POSTS TO BECOME COMPLIANT IS $30,000.00.

  • COST FOR POSTS IS ANOTHER $20,000.00. ONCE WE BECOME COMPLIANT 75 SIGNS SHOULD BE

REPLACED EVERY YEAR TO STAY COMPLIANT AT A COST OF $7000.00. THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE

STOLEN, BROKEN OR DEFACED SIGNS AND POSTS.

THESE COSTS DO NOT INCLUDE MISC. ITEMS SUCH AS HEAT, LEGAL FEES, ENGINEERING FEES,

GARBAGE SERVICE, MAINTENANCE OF BUILDING, ETC.