Arlington Heights Fire Hydrant Flushing Starts April 24, 2017

Fire hydrant flushing is scheduled to start on April 24 and will run through May 5. Each year, the Village of Arlington Heights Public Works Staff operates, flushes, and maintains 3,300 public and 850 private fire hydrants. The personnel generally work in consecutive 12 hour shifts to rapidly facilitate this event with minimal inconvenience to Arlington Heights residents.

Some benefits that are generated from this scheduled operation and maintenance are:
Every public fire hydrant is operated and maintained. If it cannot be maintained, it is marked out of service and the emergency response agencies are notified. The hydrant is then brought back into service as soon as possible.

Every private hydrant is operated and if maintenance is necessary, appropriate owners and emergency agencies are promptly notified and the hydrant is marked as out of service. Maintenance is monitored until complete.

Water is measured in gallons per minute in order to document flow for the Fire Department.


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Refuse Collection Rates Change April 1, Landscape Waste Collection Begins April 3

Per the Village's contract with Groot Industries, refuse collection rates will change on April 1, 2017 for single-family homes. The new rate schedule is listed below.

Curbside service for once per week is $17.67 per month and $24.78 per month for twice a week.For seniors, the cost is $15.03 per month for once-a-week service and $21.07 per month for twice a week.

Back Door service for once per week is $28.33 per month and $40.51 per month for twice a week. For seniors, the cost is $24.08 per month for once-a-week service and $34.43 per month for twice a week.

Click here to view the 2017 brochure regarding the Village's solid waste program.

http://www.vah.com/assets/1/documents/2017_Groot_Brochure.pdf

Landscape Waste Collection Season, April 3 – December 15.

Landscape waste stickers will cost $2.65 beginning April 1 and must be placed on all landscape waste bags and bundles of brush prior to collection, except for those households participating in the subscription program or the landscape waste/food scrap subscription program. Stickers can be purchased at local grocery and hardware stores, Village Hall and the Arlington Heights Senior Center.

Details about the landscape waste subscription programs are explained in the Groot brochure.


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Broken Water Main Closes Goebbert Rd in Both Directions Monday Evening

Goebbert Road will completely shut down in both directions at Algonquin Road as of 3:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Also, the westbound right lane of Algonquin Road will also be closed. Repair work for water main expected to be 4 hours.


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Water Main Break at Sigwalt St and Ridge Ave, Arlington Heights

Street flooding with a major water main break at Ridge Avenue and Sigwalt Street. Traffic is also congested on Campbell Street in the area.

Special Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaigns Underway Through November 28

The Arlington Heights Police Department has started specialized traffic enforcement activities relating to the Thanksgiving Holiday "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and "Click It or Ticket" enforcement campaigns now through November 28, 2016.

Enforcement activities will include numerous seatbelt enforcement zones, impaired driving saturation patrols, and a Roadside Safety Checkpoint. The checkpoint will take place of Friday, November 18, 2016 on Arlington Heights Road south of Algonquin Road.

Officers working the campaigns will be attempting to identify and cite motorists who choose to drive without using their safety belts, are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or are committing other traffic-related offenses.

The campaigns are funded with federal traffic safety funds, which are administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation – Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering.



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Halloween Roadside Safety Checkpoint on Arlington Heights Rd South of Algonquin Rd Saturday Night, Oct. 29

The Arlington Heights Police Department will conduct a roadside safety checkpoint in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation's "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign for Halloween. The checkpoint will take place of Saturday, October 29, 2016 on Arlington Heights Road
south of Algonquin Road.

Officers working the campaign will attempt to identify and cite motorists who choose to drive without using their safety belts, are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or are committing other traffic-related offenses.
The campaign is funded with federal traffic safety funds, which are administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation –
Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering.


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Railroad Crossing Closed at Wilke Rd and Northwest Highway, Friday Oct. 21 through Monday Oct. 31, 2016

A road closure is planned for FRIDAY, OCT. 21 - MONDAY, OCT. 31 at the intersection of Northwest Highway and Wilke Road. The closure is for the replacement of the crossing surface of the railroad tracks. This railroad crossing work will require a temporary closure of the Wilke Road crossing of the railroad tracks.

Traffic will be detoured to Northwest Highway and Euclid Ave. To avoid delays, patrons of the Arlington Park train station are encouraged to use Commuter Drive to access the parking lot.


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