Sunday, October 26, 2014

Project Completed

Last week, the final stage of construction was completed, asphalt surface paving. Arrow Road Construction completed the asphalt surface paving of Colfax Avenue from Harlem Avenue to Shermer Road on Thursday, October 23rd.

The work associated with the Village of Glenview project is now completed, with a few minor repairs to be completed.

As mentioned previously, the landscape restoration will be reviewed in the spring of 2015 to ensure a healthy stand of grass is established and to identify any areas of settlement within the parkways or lawns.

Residents adjacent to the project site will be receiving a project evaluation form to be filled out and returned to the Village with any comments you may have regarding the construction process. The Village values your opinions and comments.  We appreciated your time in filling out these evaluations.

This will be the final blog post for this project. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the project manager, Robert Steele at 847-904-4423.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding through the long construction season.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Preparing for Asphalt Surface

Last week, DiMeo Brothers made the connection between the existing water main and the newly installed water main at the intersection of Colfax and Parkview. The contractor also performed the concrete sidewalk and curb & gutter restoration in this area. It is also anticipated the asphalt patch will be completed in preparation for asphalt surface paving.

This week the contractor will perform the final steps in preparation for asphalt surface paving. Work will include sawing and trimming new joints and ensuring the proper thickness of asphalt is allotted for along the curb & gutter.

Asphalt paving is currently scheduled for the middle of this week. Once the asphalt surface is paved, the project will be completed with the exception of a few minor outstanding items.

With the significant rainfall last week, the landscape contractor did not perform additional watering. Due to the current weather conditions and timing of the year, it is not anticipated additional watering of the sod will be required. All landscape restoration will be evaluated next spring to ensure the sod is healthy and no additional settlement occurred within the parkways and lawns.

We thank you again for your patience and understanding throughout the project. If all goes as planned, the project will be completed by the end of this week. This will be the end of a long construction season for you all. Thank you again!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Water Main to be Completed Next Week. Asphalt Surface Paving in 2 Weeks.

Last week, DiMeo Brothers completed the water main installation at the intersection of Parkview Road and Colfax Avenue. During a final walk-through the water main was determined to be leaking. It was decided to repair the water main prior to the final asphalt surface being installed. Thank you for your understanding as this additional work was performed.

The contractor also began performing the required testing of the newly installed water main. We are anticipating have the needed approvals by the beginning of next week. Once the necessary approvals are received, the contractor will perform the final connection to the existing water main and install new water services within this stretch of water main. This work is anticipated to be completed Monday or Tuesday next week.

The landscape contractor is responsible for continual watering of the sod until a healthy stand of grass is established. The contractor will continue to be on-site for the next several weeks watering the sod.

We are currently anticipating the final asphalt surface layer to be installed the week of October 20th.

We thank you again for your patience and understanding as this additional work was performed.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Water Main Replacement at Colfax and Parkview Next Week.

Last week, the landscape contractor, ILT Vignocchi, completed the installation and grading of topsoil and installation of sod along the entire project site.

The landscape contractor is responsible for continual watering of the sod until a healthy stand of grass is established. The contractor will continue to be on-site for the next several weeks watering the sod.

During the final walk-through of the project, a water main leak in the existing water main that crosses Colfax Avenue at Parkview Road was located. The Village has decided to replace the existing water main through the intersection prior to the final surface being installed. Currently the water main is scheduled to be replaced next week.

Once the water main replacement is completed, the final asphalt surface paving will be scheduled and completed.

We thank you again for your patience and understanding throughout the entire construction season.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sod Restoration to Begin

Last week, the manhole lining contractor completed installing the 3rd, and final, application of the lining process.

The landscape contractor, ILT Vignocchi, was on-site spraying for weeds in preparation for sod installation this week.

The concrete contractor was on-site performing concrete repairs and completing some previously skipped areas.  

Sod restoration is anticipated to begin this week and completed in 1-2 weeks.

Following sod restoration, the asphalt surface layer will be installed.

We appreciate your patience as you have dealt with lawns without grass throughout the spring and summer.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Restoration Work to Begin

Last week, limited work was performed on-site. The manhole lining contractor began installing the 3rd, and final, application of the lining process. The contractor began spraying the inside of the manholes with the epoxy material. This work is anticipated to be completed by the end of next week.

The contractor is also planning to be on-site on Saturday to complete some minor repairs and remaining work associated with the underground utility improvements. No roadways are anticipated to be dug up.

The Village worked diligently to determine a schedule from Nicor Gas to complete the gas main and service replacement project. Unfortunately, Nicor was not responsive the Village’s request. Therefore, the Village has decide to move forward with the completion and restoration of the project. Nicor Gas will now be responsible for restoring anything they damage during their construction.

The following is the anticipated schedule to complete the project:
Next week: Landscaper to spray weeds that have grown through the topsoil.
Week of September 22nd: Final grading of topsoil and installation of sod.
Early October: Asphalt surface paving.

You likely have noticed crews from National Power Rodding on-site cleaning and televising the sanitary sewers. This work is part of the Village’s 2014 Sanitary Sewer Lining Project. This is a separate project from the Colfax Avenue Project. This work is done under a separate contract as a cost-saving measure.

Thank you again for your patience as we get closer to the completion and final restoration of the project.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Manhole Lining On-Going

Last week, limited work was performed on-site. The most significant construction operation was making concrete repairs within the existing manholes prior to having the epoxy liner installed. This is the 2nd of 3 steps to the epoxy manhole lining process.

Next week the contractor will complete the concrete repairs and install the epoxy liner in the manholes.

The Village is continuing to reach out to NICOR to determine their schedule for completing the gas main and service replacement project along Colfax Avenue. A schedule for completing the work as not been provided to the Village at this time. Currently, the Village is anticipating to complete the asphalt surface paving and landscape restoration after the NICOR work is completed. If the Village cannot get a definitive schedule in the near future, the asphalt paving and landscape restoration will be completed. NICOR will then be responsible for any damage caused during their project.

Thank you for being patient while we coordinate with NICOR to determine the schedule for completing the project.