Mill Rd.

Mill Rd. in Yorkville. (Google image)

Yorkville Mayor John Purcell says the city of Yorkville and Kendall County could join together in an intergovernmental agreement for short-term repairs to Mill Rd. in Yorkville while the city awaits plans for long-term repairs.

Mill Rd. is often described by residents as being in poor shape with pot holes and crumbling concrete before crossing into Oswego where the road ends just past Route 31.

Mayor Purcell made the announcement about the potential agreement at the Yorkville City Council meeting earlier this week.

Purcell mentioned that Alderman Ken Koch attended a Kendall County Board Highway Committee meeting on Tuesday.

Documents show the committee moved forward with a preliminary engineering services agreement between Kendall County and

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. to provide a feasibility study of the intersection of Galena Road, Kennedy Road and Mill Road at a cost not-to exceed $20,000.

The funds for the study will be taken from the county's Transportation Sales Tax Fund. The Yorkville Public Works Committee also has a discussion of Mill Rd. listed on their agenda for their Tuesday night meeting.

In an engineering update on Friday, Asst. City Administrator Erin Willrett said in a memo to city officials that design engineering for Mill Rd. reconstruction is 95% complete and that contacts with railroad and utility companies have been made.

The city is in the process of right of way acquisitions for three parcels. Grande Reserve is the residential developer along Mill Rd. in Yorkville and the city has been awaiting a new annexation agreement from them.

As WSPY reported in May of 2018, Grande Reserve provided funding in the amount of $215,000 for direct expenses and fixed costs for preliminary and final engineering services.

Council documents from that meeting indicated the remainder of the funding for construction engineering and construction services will be addressed by the developer at a later date through an amendment to the annexation agreement.

Long-term repairs could total around $3 million.