Expressways and Arterial Sweeping
Expressway sweeping not only helps remove objects from the roadway that can cause dangerous high-speed blowouts, but also eliminates litter and particles that would otherwise run into sewers from heavy rains. Elgin Sweeping Services is therefore proud that it has been selected to sweep the Chicago Metropolitan Expressway System for 41 out of the past 42 years. Over 35 different vehicles that include street sweepers, high pressure water flusher trucks, dump trucks with rear mounted crash attenuators, and pickup trucks with construction barrels and message boards are dispatched daily to sweep the expressway system that encompass 6 counties throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area. The crews that man these vehicles include Certified Traffic Control Technicians who have the knowledge needed to interpret and implement temporary traffic control plans in the field and to make the project as safe as possible for their fellow workers, motorists and pedestrians.
In addition to expressways, Elgin Sweeping Services also sweeps approximately 2,800 curb miles of arterial highways, or, the multi-lane roads connecting to major expressways. As with the Expressways, Elgin Sweeping Services makes every effort to complete its work in such a way as to minimize any inconvenience to the motoring public, and to perform the work in as safe a manner as possible. At Elgin Sweeping Services, safety is job one.
Finally, through these efforts Elgin Sweeping Services personnel have routinely demonstrated the expertise needed to clean road signs and pick litter from roadway berms. When Elgin sweeping Services says it tends to every detail of every job, it means it.