One of the latest Geographic Information System (GIS) developments in
Oak Brook has been the creation of two maps showing the capital
improvement road projects from 2010-2014 and from 2015-2019. Prior to
the creation of these maps, all of the road capital improvement projects
were stored in a pavement management system or PMS. This contains
information on the portion of the road to be resurfaced, the type of
resurfacing to occur (overlay, microsurfacing, etc.) and the year in
which each is going to occur. For example, a road that is microsurfaced
in 2009 could have an overlay in 2010.
The Pavement management system while extensive, is not practical.
Previously, when residents had a question as to when a road was going to
be resurfaced, the engineering department would have to search through
the PMS to locate that particular street. This proved to be time
consuming and a waste of staff time and resources.
In order to visualize the road projects over the next 10 years, the
existing road centerline was broken into segments based on the limits of
resurfacing. Information such as the resurface type and year were added
to the roads. Using this information, two maps color coding the road
segments by year of resurfacing were created. The first map color coded
the roads from 2010-2014 and the second map showed all road resurfacing
projects from 2015-2019. The two maps were published to the village
website as a reference for village residents.