They worked on my curb, and now the curb and driveway aren't the same height. Why is this?

There are several reasons for this, including:

  1. The curb may have dropped. Curbs are replaced to the original level in order to convey water away from your yard.
  2. Most likely your apron/driveway settled at the same time as the curb.
  3. Curbs and aprons are repaired in order to get runoff to flow into the curbline and to a storm drain. This most likely requires your curbline and apron elevations to be modified, resulting in a driveway sloped toward the street.

The Village doesn't depress existing high curbs if:

  1. The curb doesn't warrant removal
  2. The driveway is constructed of brick-paver
  3. Depressing the curb will cause an unsafe grade change between the curb and sidewalk

Otherwise, the Village replaces driveway curbing with depressed curbing wherever it doesn't affect other concrete adjacent to the new concrete.

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1. What work will be done?
2. What is a curb? What is it used for?
3. Will I have access to my driveway?
4. Why isn't my curb being replaced?
5. Why isn't my entire apron being replaced?
6. Why was the sidewalk on the corner removed?
7. They worked on my curb, and now the curb and driveway aren't the same height. Why is this?
8. Why didn't they fix a larger section of my curb?
9. The grass was not restored. Will this ever get done?
10. Why was my street selected to be resurfaced?
11. Will school buses and garbage trucks be able to use the road?
12. What happens if the contractor damages my mailbox or sprinkler system?
13. Will the road be closed?
14. Why does it take so long to complete the project? Why isn't the contractor working today?
15. Can I drive on tack oil?
16. What if I have special needs?
17. What are some tips to ensure proper grass restoration when construction is completed?