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Article updated: 10/21/2013 8:22 PM

Rolling Meadows moves forward with Rohlwing resurfacing

By Deborah Donovan

The Rolling Meadows City Council recently advanced a $1.5 million resurfacing project on Rohlwing Road from Kirchoff Road north to Industrial Avenue and on Industrial from Rohlwing west to Hicks.

The city's share of the cost will be $500,234, but just over half of that will be covered by a state grant if the work is done in 2014, said Fred Vogt, Rolling Meadows director of public works.

Potholes are particularly bad on Rohlwing, which was built about 17 years ago, said Vogt. The city might have waited another year or two to start the project if the state grant had not been not available, he added.

Vogt said he wanted to get the process moving and engineering studies started. However, if it becomes necessary to postpone finalizing the project, it's possible the grant could be extended. The city council approved an agreement with the Illinois Department of Transportation on Oct. 8.

Arlington Downs, the Arlington Heights development at the site of the former Sheraton hotel at Euclid Avenue and Rohlwing, will need to submit permit requests to Rolling Meadows to finalize the design of two driveways off Rohlwing, said Bill Enright, Arlington Heights' deputy director of planning and community development.

However, the driveways are generally in the same place as existing curb cuts, he said. The developers have changed their plan so a third entrance off Rohlwing will now be off Salt Creek Lane, which is in Arlington Heights, said Enright.

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