Streets Division of the Public Works Department
The Streets Division provides a comprehensive maintenance program for streets, parkways, and sidewalks. The Village maintains 16.7 center lane miles of streets, as well as 2.46 miles of sidewalks.
This Division is responsible for:
This Division is responsible for:
- Filling cracks
- Maintaining parkways and parks
- Patching pavement
- Provide installation and maintenance of all signs on Village maintained streets
- Providing snow and ice control
- Repairing potholes
The Village of Indian Head Park in conjunction with the Village Engineer have created a map that shows the jurisdiction for roadways throughout the Village. The jurisdiction determines what entity is responsible for maintaining the roadways. Public Works does not have authority to do repairs, plow or maintain County and State roads.
If you have a concern about a roadway maintained by Indian Head Park please call the Village Hall at 708-246-3080 to report its location.
Please note, for any maintenance issues on Wolf Road and/or Plainfield Road these are Cook County Roadways. Please call the Cook County Highway Maintenance 24 Hour Phone at 708-448-8806.
Our street signs are vital directional guideposts that are, unfortunately, all too often the targets of vandals and pranksters. Should you notice a missing or vandalized street sign, please call the Public Works Department at 708-246-3154 to report its location.
Missing Stop signs are considered an emergency life-safety issue and are replaced immediately. Please call us as soon as possible to report a missing Stop sign.
New Sign Requests
Residents occasionally call to request that a Stop sign, Yield sign, or other traffic signs be added in a particular location. In order to have a request for additional traffic signage or a change in signage considered, a written request must be submitted to the Village Administrator. The request must state the following:
- Type of sign that is desired
- Potential location
- Reason why the resident feels it is necessary
Submitting a Request
The written request may be either a letter or an email sent to John Durocher. The Village Administrator will then send the information to the Department of Engineering, attention Michael Danecki to begin the process.
Each request for additional signage is studied and evaluated on the basis of need and effectiveness. The request is reviewed by the Public Works Committee and the Village Engineer to determine if traffic safety conditions would be met, and the committee recommendation is then forwarded to the Village Council for final approval or denial.
All traffic signals in Indian Head Park are operated and maintained by the State of Illinois or the Cook County Highway Department.
If you see any traffic signal malfunctioning, regardless of its location, please call the Department of Public Works at 708-246-3154 to report it. We will contact the appropriate agency for repairs.
The Public Works Department, Streets Division provides some of the best maintained and cleared streets in the area, no matter the snow and ice conditions. Your Public Works staff works tirelessly to make sure that the Village pavements are safe for travel at all times, and that can be quite a challenge given the bitter Winter weather. Fortunately, the Village invested in a new snowplow to help keep up with any snow clearing operations needed.