Engineering

  • Director
    Jim Massarelli  
  • Telephone 847.368.5250
  • Email engineering@vah.com
  • Hours 8am-5pm Weekdays

 
The Engineering Department is responsible for planning, designing and inspecting construction of public improvements and the infrastructure of the Village.  The Department also responds to citizens' inquiries, advises developers with respect to engineering requirements of the Village, keeps Village maps current, determines plan review and inspection fees and inspects private construction of public improvements to ensure that they meet Village requirements.






Engineering Services
  • Preparing the plans, doing construction inspection and layout for all publicly funded municipal system projects, including  
  • Flood control and road improvements
  • Planning and administering the Village's infrastructure improvement program, including inventory, evaluation and construction
  • Reviewing and approving all plans prepared by consulting engineers engaged by the Village in these activities and performing all engineering services for the Village's Board of Local Improvements. 
  • Review and approve all plans prepared by developers for privately funded municipal system projects and sites to be developed, and to inspect the construction of these projects.  
  • Evaluating requests and needs for traffic safety measures and traffic control devices, including:  
  • Compiling traffic data for proposed traffic controls, evaluating requests and needs for traffic safety measures, and reviewing the traffic impact of a new development.
  • Coordinating the installations/modifications of street lighting systems, and coordinating the Village's involvement with proposals for improvements by the Illinois Department of Transportation and Cook County Highway Department. 
  • Working in conjunction with other Departments to make the streets a safe environment for vehicular traffic, pedestrians and bicyclists through engineering solutions.
Engineering Units

Public Development Construction Inspection and Systems Design
This unit is responsible for the preparation of plans, construction inspection and layout for all publicly funded municipal system projects, including flood control and road improvements; planning and administering the Village's infrastructure improvement program, including inventory, evaluation and construction; reviewing and approving all plans prepared by consulting engineers engaged by the Village in these activities; and, performing all engineering services for the Board of Local Improvements. 

Private Development Construction Inspection and Systems Design
This unit is responsible for reviewing and approving all plans prepared by developers for privately funded municipal system projects and sites to be developed; inspecting the construction of these projects and sites; making bond release inspections; and responding to citizen inquiries on grading problems. 

Traffic Engineering
This unit is responsible for the compilation of traffic data for proposed traffic controls; investigating and evaluating requests and needs for traffic safety measures and traffic control devices; reviewing the traffic impact of new development; coordinating the installation of street lighting systems; preparing plans for traffic signal modifications and street lighting systems; coordinating the Village's involvement with proposals for improvements by the Illinois Department of Transportation and Cook County Highway Department; and performing long and short range transportation planning. 

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