Friday, July 25, 2014

Road Reconstruction to Begin

This past week, the contractor performed work in preparation for roadway reconstruction. Work included manhole replacements, manhole adjustments, landscape grading, topsoil installation, and other miscellaneous tasks.

The contractor will be working this Saturday, July 26th, starting at 8:00 AM. Work to be performed includes removing the existing asphalt surface over the existing concrete.

Next week, the contractor will begin excavation to construct the new roadway . The work anticipated to be completed includes milling off the existing asphalt pavement where it still is present, removing the existing concrete pavement under the asphalt pavement, and excavating the existing soils to a depth of 12-inches.  As the existing pavement and soils are removed to the required depth, the soils will be evaluated for potential areas of weakness. Those areas will be further removed and replaced to produce a stable base.  A few layer of aggregate base will be installed on the soils prior to asphalt pavement being installed.

Residents will be notified prior to this work beginning and the restrictions it will have on access to your driveways. There will be no long-term closures as with the concrete work, just during working hours.

We apologize for the inconvenience the roadway improvements are causing to your daily lives.  The Village is committed to doing everything possible to ensure the project goes as smoothly as possible and completed in a timely manner. Thanks again for your patience and understanding.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Concrete Work 95% Completed

This past week, the contractor completed the concrete sidewalks, driveways, and curb & gutter from Elm Street to Harlem Avenue.

A majority of all the concrete work is now completed along the entire project site.

The contractor also performed some manhole replacements, structure adjustments, landscape grading, and topsoil installation along the project site.

Next week, the contractor anticipates performing work in preparation for roadway excavation. The work will include adjusting the existing structures within the pavement, removing excess materials and equipment from job site that are no longer needed, mobilizing roadway excavation and grading equipment, grading and installing topsoil behind the concrete curb & gutter and/or sidewalk, and other miscellaneous tasks.

It is anticipated the removal of the existing pavement and grading for aggregate base material will begin the week of July 28st. Residents will be notified prior to this work beginning and the restrictions it will have on access to your driveways. There will be no long-term closures as with the concrete work, just during working hours.

We apologize for the inconvenience the roadway improvements are causing to your daily lives. Thanks again for your patience and understanding.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Concrete Work Continues Next Week

This past week, the roadway improvements work moved between the  Elm Street and Harlem Avenue.  The work completed included removal of existing concrete curb & gutter, sidewalks, and driveways;  installing and grading aggregate base materials under the concrete curb & gutter; adjusting manholes and catch basins; and installation of the concrete curb & gutter.

A 95% of all the concrete curb & gutter along the entire roadway is now installed.

Next week, the contractors will continue to install the concrete driveways and sidewalks between Elm Street and Harlem Avenue. It is anticipated that a majority of the concrete work will be completed by the end of next week.

The contractor will continue to grade the landscape behind the curb & gutter and/or walks as well as install topsoil along the project.

It is anticipated the removal of the existing pavement and grading for aggregate base material will begin the week of July 21st. Residents will be notified prior to this work beginning and the restrictions it will have on access to your driveways. There will be no long-term closures as with the concrete work, just during working hours.

We apologize for the inconvenience the roadway improvements are causing to your daily lives.  Thanks again for your patience and understanding.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Concrete Replacement Moves East to Elm and Harlem

This past week, Landmark Construction, the concrete sub-contractor, completed installing the concrete curb & gutter, driveways, and sidewalks from Shermer Road to Elm Street. A few areas of sidewalk were skipped due to the future gas main replacement project by Nicor.

DiMeo Brothers was on-site performing work in preparation for the concrete work. The contractor also began grading the lawns behind the concrete sidewalks and/or curb & gutter.

The internal lining contractor, Hoerr Construction, completed the lining of the existing storms sewers along the entire project site last week.

The contractor is not anticipating to work over the July 4th Holiday Weekend.

Next week, the contractors are moving to the blocks between Elm Street and Harlem Avenue to begin the roadway reconstruction. Work to be completed or started next week in this area includes:
·         Removal of existing concrete curb & gutter, sidewalks, and driveways.
·         Installation and grading of aggregate base materials under the concrete curb & gutter, sidewalks, and driveways
·         Installing new concrete curb & gutter, sidewalks, and driveways.
The contractor will strive to complete as much of this work as possible during the next week; however, it is likely that some of the work will continue through the following week of July 17th.

Residents will be notified regarding restrictions for accessing their driveways during concrete construction.

We apologize for the inconvenience the roadway improvements are causing to your daily lives.

Have a Happy and Safe July 4th Holiday.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Roadway Reconstruction started between Shermer Road and Elm Street

The triple 48-inch sanitary sewer detention systems along Colfax Avenue have been completed along the entire project site. The contractor has completed approximately 90% of all underground utility work associated with the project which included water main, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer.

This week also saw the start of the next phase of construction, roadway reconstruction. The contractor removed the existing concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk from Shermer Road to Elm Street and performed the necessary grading and installation of roadway base materials prior to installing the concrete curb & gutter.

Landmark Construction, the concrete sub-contractor, was on-site installing the concrete curb & gutter and sidewalks from Shermer Road to Elm Street. The progress went quicker than planned; therefore it was decided to complete the concrete sidewalk and driveways at the same time as the curb & gutter. Most residents may be out of their driveways for a longer period of time then initially planned, but there should be no additional timeframes in which the driveways will be restricted due to concrete work.  All residents will be notified if access to their driveways will be delayed.

The contractor is anticipating to perform some minor clean-up work this Saturday, June 27th.

This week also saw the arrival of the Hoerr Construction, the sewer pipe internal lining sub-contractor. Many of the existing storm sewers along the roadway are old and show signs of leakage. In lieu of replacing the large diameter pipes, it was determined a more cost efficient and effective method to rehabilitate these pipes is by installing a liner inside the existing pipe. Replacing these large diameter pipes would have been very costly. The process consists of installing a water-tight and structurally sound liner inside the existing storm sewer pipes.

The existing storm sewer pipes are being lined with this contract. The existing sanitary sewer pipes will be lined later in the summer under a separate contract with a different contractor. Residents will be receiving a notice regarding this process within the next few weeks.

Next week, the concrete contractor is going to finish the concrete work between Shermer Road and Elm Street. The contractor will not begin installing concrete curb & gutter or sidewalk from Elm Street to Harlem Avenue until after the July 4th weekend. 

The contractor is going to concentrate on project site clean-up prior to the July 4th Holiday weekend.  Work anticipated to be completed includes landscape grading behind the previously installed concrete curb & gutter or sidewalk, debris removal, installing aggregate between the new concrete curb & gutter and existing pavement, and other miscellaneous tasks.

The contractor will continue with roadway reconstruction, including concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk removal and replacement from Elm Street to Harlem Avenue and pavement removal and replacement from Shermer Road to Elm Street, following the July 4th Holiday. Residents will be notified prior to driveway access being restricted.

Thank you again for all your patience and understanding during these difficult days with a lot of construction activity on your street and within the neighborhood. We understand the difficulty it is in getting around and the dust being created. Please be assured the Village is doing everything possible to ensure progress on the project moves as quickly and efficiently as possible to ensure a timely completion.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Concrete Replacement to Begin Next Week. Sanitary Sewer Detention work Nearly Completed

This past week the contractor continued to work on the 3rd (and final) section of the triple 48-inch sanitary sewer detention system between Lincoln Street and Parkview Road.

The block of Colfax Avenue from Lincoln Street to Parkview Road is now closed to all traffic. We anticipate this block will be opened by the beginning of the week of June 23rd.

Once the final sanitary sewer basin is completed, a majority of the underground utility work will be completed. Remaining underground utilities to be completed include sanitary sewer repairs in the existing pipe, removal of existing sewers that are now abandoned, installation of a few more inlets, and other minor work.

The contractor is anticipating to work this Saturday, June 21st.

Last week, the contractor also began removing the existing concrete curb & gutter along Colfax Avenue from Shermer Road to Elm Street. Notices were not given for this work because the contractor granted access to all driveways soon after the work was completed.

NPL, the contractor hired by Nicor to install new gas mains and services in the area, has left the job site at the request of the Village. We feel the work they are doing would directly affect the timing for the roadway improvements. It is anticipated the contractor will return to the jobsite to complete the work once the concrete work is completed and the first layer of asphalt is installed, but prior to the final asphalt surface and landscape restorations.

We anticipated concrete work to begin last week, but due to weather conditions and threat of rain, that work has been pushed back to next week.

Landmark Construction, the concrete sub-contractor, is anticipating to begin the concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk replacement between Shermer Road and Elm Street this week, weather dependent.

As the concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk work begins, all residents with driveways along Colfax Avenue will have a period of time in which they will not be able to access their driveways. We will do everything possible to minimize this time for all residents, but there are required amounts of time for concrete curing, as well as, potential delays due to weather. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this time. All residents will be notified prior to access to their driveway being restricted.

Friday, June 13, 2014

2nd Sanitary Sewer Detention System on-going. Concrete work and 3rd Sanitary Detention System to start Next Week.

This past week the contractor continued to work on the 2nd section of the triple 48-inch sanitary sewer detention system between Elm Street and Parkview Road.

The block of Colfax Avenue from Elm Street to Parkview Road is now closed to all traffic. We anticipate this block will be closed through the middle of the week of June 16thWe will not block the intersection of Parkview Road and Colfax Avenue since there is no additional access to Parkview Road south of Colfax Avenue.

The contractor is anticipating to work this Saturday, June 14th.

This week also saw the arrival of the Nicor Gas contractor, NPL, on-site. They are beginning to install new gas main and services to various portions of Colfax Avenue. We are currently coordinating with NPL and DiMeo Brothers to ensure the project is completed as timely as possible without any unnecessary delays.

Mid next week, the contractor is anticipating moving to the 3rd, and final, section of the triple 48-inch sanitary sewer detention system between Parkview Road and Lincoln Street.  The process will be same as the other two sections with the entire block being closed during the construction of the sanitary sewer detention system. Residents in the area will be notified prior to closing this block.

Next week, Landmark Construction, the concrete sub-contractor, is anticipating to begin the concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk removal. The contractor is also anticipating to begin pouring the new concrete curb & gutter and sidewalks along the project site. The contractor is anticipating to begin at Shermer Road and work east to Elm Street.  The contractor will then continue to move east along the project site as the underground utilities are completed. Information regarding timing of construction, access to driveways, and other items of note will be delivered to residents prior to work starting.

Thank you again for all your patience and understanding as you deal with the inconveniences of underground utility improvements on and around the street you live on. A special thanks to those residents that have not been able to access their driveways for an extended period of time.

As the concrete curb & gutter and sidewalk work begins, all residents with driveways along Colfax Avenue will have a period of time in which they will not be able to access their driveways. We will do everything possible to minimize this time for all residents, but there are required amounts of time for concrete curing, as well as, potential delays due to weather. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this time. All residents will be notified prior to access to their driveway being restricted.